As Covid-19 numbers continue to rise in the city, city-based developers are thinking about putting in place safety standards for migrants at construction sites, fearing another round of lockdown.
Real Estate Safety Norms for Migrants
If some are thinking of reverting back to their 2020 quarantine standards, others are in preparation for the establishment of isolation facilities at construction sites, even though some labour camps plan to vaccinate internal migrant workers at the earliest.
To facilitate vaccination, developers have partnered with city-based NGOs. They will soon begin the data collection process for eligible workers and get them vaccinated, said a senior manager at a Nanakramguda labour camp. He said many workers, for the fear of extreme side effects, are worried about getting the Covid jab. They need to first counsel these people and then proceed ahead with the plan.
While the counseling process has also started with Tapas Patel, CEO of Om Sree Builders?and Developers, the need for masks and other precautionary actions among the workforce has been greatly strengthened. Isolation camps are also being prepared at various construction sites.
While the migrant workforce has bounced back 50 to 70 percent (on average) of the pre-Covid period in most construction locations in Hyderabad, there are problems that this could be hit if workers spread the virus.
Rakesh Reddy, Director of Construction and State Operations of Aparna stated, “Unlike the last time, they would not see them go back to home. We have begun quarantining all new recruits on this site for seven days and have started vaccinating office personnel. Plans to call on migrant workers to vaccinate later are also in the pipeline.”
By: Shailaja K