Mangaluru: Construction company brings workers from West Bengal by special bus


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jul 24: A company based in the city and engaged in construction projects has arranged for a special bus to bring 35 workers from Malda district in West Bengal to the city. The bus is scheduled to reach here on July 28.

The company has spent Rs two lac to bring the workers for executing its construction project. The bus left the city on July 18.

Most of the workers hired in the construction projects here are from West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Jharkhand. These workers are sincere and skilled as compared to workers from other areas, it is said. The builders therefore heavily rely on them for their projects.


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After lockdown was announced in the state, these workers had migrated to their native places. After the lockdown was withdrawn, the construction industry has been suffering from acute shortage of labour. The same company had twice in the past got five experienced construction supervisors each from West Bengal by flight.

As the workers need to travel nearly 400 km to reach the airport at Kolkata, a semi-sleeper bus has been arranged instead of flight, and the bus is on the way to Malda from Kolkata, it is learnt.

Malda district is located on the Indian border with Bangladesh. As the distance between the two places is about 2,550 km, the bus travels a total of over 5,100 km. The builders explain that construction projects which are stranded cost them dearly as interest on investment and other expenses continue to mount. Completion of projects on time is very important not only because of financial implications but also reputation. They are under obligation to keep up promises made to those who have booked spaces in the buildings.

 

 

  

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  • MUHAMMED ASHRAF, BAJAL

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    THESE BUILDERS CAN BRING BY SPECIAL BUS. AFTER WORK DONE THEY CANT SENT BY SPECIAL BUS . WONDER

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  • jnb, Bejai

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    that is called british policy 'once you leave the chair forget it'

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    This is an " Eye opener " for all Daijiworld readers. Builders, Industries, are extremely reluctant to hire local manpower... The reasons are very obvious...These workers are lethargic, lazy, insincere, chauvinist n finally demand very high wages !!! Covid19 pandemic has resulted in catastrophic losses for all business houses !!!! Real estate has crashed !!! Builders are desperate, they are all trying to complete stalled projects n make a quick EXIT !!! This is the right to invest and clinch a deal, as there are huge discounts and distress sales !!!!

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  • Sethu Madhavan, Mangaore

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    These builders has no social sense. During the pandemic, they should not have ventured to bring labor from West Bengal. Boycott these buyers as flat is not ideal in post covid scenario. Let these builders look out for prospective buyers for these flats too from Malda District.....!

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    "Malda district is located on the Indian border with Bangladesh. " - quite possible that these are bangladeshi bengalis and not Indian bengalis...

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    BTW, Please don't invest a single penny in real estate now or your investment is doomed!!

    What you are seeing is the froth!

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  • Sadiq, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    35 people in one bus. should keep social distance.

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  • Veer, Nagpur

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    It's so difficult now to get a proper domestic help so are the construction workers. We are spolit by money with easy life promoted by the govt.

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  • Dsouza, Mudarangadi/udupi

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    This says our youths become lazy, there is work opportunity still unemployment rate is high..what is missing??

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  • Roshan Kumar, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    If the construction workers are all from North east part of india, I wonder there are so many people of North Karnataka ( Bijapur/Gulbarga /Balagkot) in particular in our region. What profession are these guys into ? a few months ago I had a visit to Malpe beach and for a moment I felt was i in Udupi or some place in north karnataka. Mind you they were not tourists.

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  • Sandeep Rao, Udupi

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    Clearly proves - there is always demand for Talent.

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  • Anthony, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    @laangoo why didn’t you become a maistry or Achari?

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    I am Achari man, can't you read my name properly in English???...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    People from Mangaluru don't like to do Hard Work ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    Jossey Sir,

    People of Mangalore don't like to do 'Hard Work' only in Mangalore ...When they go to Gulf Countries they will do much harder work there ....WHY ???...

    May be drinking water problem .....

    ...Tak...Takk..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.
    They know that in Middle East if they don't Work Hard they will be Deported ...

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    People,

    Why our Coastal region don't produce skilled Construction workers?...

    I am seeing this since my childhood...then all our Construction Supervisors / Maistries were from Kerala...Narayana Maistry, Rama Maistry, Komana Maistry, Chandu Maistry were famous in Belman....Carpenters were locals Saddu Achary, Narayana Achary, Shendi Achary, Vishwanatha Achary etc were famous Carpenters of Belman then....

    Now after decades situation remains same....Instead of Kerala we have Construction workers from Bengal....

    Can't we train our people to gain these skills...is it 'Rocket Science'....above our intelligence???...

    ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    Better to Industrialize educated DK and Udupi and leave these job to these migrants. Currently our youth are doing these same jobs in better paying areas like gulf or even Mumbai.

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  • Rahul, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    We have other constructive jobs like pub attack ,moral policing,
    Saving the cows & leaving them to die without food.

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  • Albert, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    Many are depending on 'Rahul' Gandhi's Potato machine!

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  • Amit, Mangalore

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    .......and Chaiwala Chacha's "GUTTER GAS " during "CLODY & RAINY weather".......

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Jul 24 2020

    Albert, Mangalore
    Try some Modi Jokes ...

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  • jnb, Bejai

    Sat, Jul 25 2020

    most of them are awaiting for Pakoda business license.

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