Shriram Properties Safeguards 5000 migrant construction workers across cities during lockdown
*The company protects 2000 workers each in Chennai and Bengaluru
Shriram Properties Limited, one of the leading residential real estate development companies in South India has taken up the responsibility of safeguarding the health and wellness of approximately 5000 construction workers and families stuck at the Shriram Properties construction sites in Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Vizag and Coimbatore, during national lockdown. The company has made necessary arrangements to provide shelter, food, medical care and other necessary support to them during these difficult times.
Additionally, a team has been assigned to make sure the workers are following health department’s COVID-19 guidelines such as social distancing and personal hygiene. The construction sites and labour camps are being regularly disinfected, as well.
Commenting on the same, Mr. Murali Malayappan, Chairman and Managing Director, Shriram Properties said, “The migrant workforce is usually a forgotten population in disease control and management. Blue collared workforce being one of the largest affected segment, it is very important for private sector companies to step in and contribute towards nation’s fight against COVID-19 by protecting these workers. As the real sector employs a major chunk of migrant-blue collar workforce, it is the sector’s responsibility to take care of these workers during these difficult times. By keeping this in mind, we are safe guarding around 5000 construction workers and families across cities, by providing them shelter, food and medical care during the national lockdown. We are also conducting programmes to build awareness about the need of social distancing and personal hygiene, among the workers.”
Apart from these steps, the company has formed an emergency rescue team to manage any situation that may arise from this global pandemic. The workers are being tested regularly by using thermal scanners at labour camps and doctors have been assigned to visit the camps to check workers those are feeling unwell.