Viral video | Enough of lockdown, COVID-19; people will die either way: Youth caught on local train without ticket
Mumbai: While the local trains of Mumbai have been shut for commoners for several months to contain the spread of coronavir s, people now seem to have given up under the pressure of earning a livelihood and feel it is better to defy rules and step out to work than to be without a job in hand.
Highlighting the plight of several Mumbaikars, a youth recently recorded a video of his encounter with a ticket collector and within no time it went viral on the internet, and hundreds of people resonated with him.
In the video, he can be seen at the TC's office at Parel station and saying that he had been jobless for over a year. "I was unemployed for close to one-and-a-half years and when I finally got a new job, I was caught by the TC for travelling on the train on my very second day. I used to earn Rs 35,000 monthly and now I have just Rs 400 left in my bank account," he says.
He adds that though he is ready to pay the fine for flouting the COVID rules and that he knows the TC is only doing his work, the go nment must look into the grievances of all those who have not given up yet in spite of facing the hardships due to the lockdown.
"Hundreds of people are travelling on the train. They are violating the rules but only because they want to earn for their families. Do only go nment employees have the to earn and not us? I request the state to lift the curbs on local trains, because people are anyway going to die either because of COVID or because of such reasons," he says.
The Maharashtra go nment as well as Mumbai's civic body BMC has decided to keep the local trains running only for healthcare workers, go nment employees and those involved in essential services to minimise the risk of another COVID wave.
agree with this guy, true state of non health care industry worker and non govt employees. people will die without money than covid. govt should ensure healthcare facilities are available and let people go to their work and earn rather than extending lockdown.
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This Covid 19 Scam has to end, goverment is able to be corrupt even in lockdown, but common people will die from starvation rather than Covid 19. Please release the lockdown and never impose it again.
We are all dying without jobs. The state go nment is not bothered about the common man. If will not die of Coronavir s but we will die of starvation.
he is perfectly , change the timings of offices, banks and shops so that people can plan their train travel. as the trains are not operative, peak hour rush is shifted to bus, ta & autos.
I AGREE WITH THIS GUY......INSTED OF EXTENDING LOCKDOWN MAKE VACCINES FREE IN MUMBAI...
Soon the common man will be wiped out from the state. Only go nment employees will remain.
The BMC chief says there are no plans of resuming local trains for the general public even in the near future. What does he mean? He wants to kill the common man. We have lost our jobs and have nothing to eat.
I totally support what he is saying in video either way we are gonna die atleast we will be having money in hand if we do job.
Agree with this guy.
BTW Why not let all vaccinated public travel through local train instead of banning all non essential workers. Go nment needs to have little common sense
LOCALS TRAINS ARE ART OF TRANSPORTATION IN BOMBAY DAY BY DAY COST LIVING GOING UP BUT P.M OR PRESIDENT OR MINISTERS NOT TAKING ANY STEPS. MINISTERS ARE INTERESTED IN COMING ELECTION WORKS ONLY.
middle class and poor workers are suffering a lot . without work
The CM does not know what he talks. First he said lockdown will end on April 30. Then he said May 15. Then he said May 31. Then he said June 15. Now he's saying lockdown will end only when Coronavir s comes to an end and local trains for the general public will not start soon. We have nothing to eat while he is eating the best of food.
Few days back there was a huge prest and people gathered in large numbers for the upcoming airport name change at Navi Mumbai, was there no covid risk then? Look at the other countries and states how well disciplined they are.
Time for go nment to transfer 10000 in every account to stay home during covid lock down
With petrol reaching 104rs a litre, how do u expect people to travel?
It's really a scam .....true that people are gone die without food and also the economy is been shook to a limit which is no sooner gone get on track ....\
Agreed with boy he spoke the truth this is voice of common people. How long we should remain at home with out any earning
The lock down protocols are only for ordinary citizens. Look at the Maharashtra po iticians and ministers holding rallies, inguaration functions, clearly violating all Covid Norma If the Go nment is serious then their minister should behave in a responsible manner and rule by the book.
Everyone has to live a dignified life. Unfortunately BMC and state are not so sympathetic towards unorganised, and private sector low income people. BEST too has failed to serve Mumbaikars in the need of hour.
Absolutely ! no more lockdown they should resume trains for general public