Real estate developers stopped construction works on sites following the nationwide lockdown imposed from March 25, 2020 to contain the pandemic. This sector is facing the biggest challenge where almost 50 per cent of the workforce may return to their villages and construction work may get further delayed by a year.
According to official estimates, a lot of migrants travelled from states like Delhi, Haryana and Punjab to get buses and trains to their home towns from Ghaziabad. With the opening of industrial units in Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram, about 2.75 lakh workers are back on the floor. Now, the sector is witnessing a reverse migration of sorts as activities have opened up. So with all the guidelines received by the government, Signature Global is strictly implemented all during the on-going construction on different sites. Also initiated some activities before starting up the work like awareness programs for the labourers, thermal scanning at the site entrance, provided hand sanitizers, rubber hand gloves, several water drinking spots, following the norms of social distancing, etc. and also all are advised to install and keep a check on “Aarogya Setu App” and keep Bluetooth on.
Mr Pradeep Aggarwal, Founder & Chairman, Signature Global and Chairman, ASSOCHAM – National Council on Real estate, Housing & Urban Development said, “It is encouraging that about 2.75 lakh workers are back to work. At present, there is a high demand for labour and workers. However Signature Global will follow all the rules and regulation and also ensure the strict social distancing guidelines. For basic hygiene and safety precautions, the group can regularly sanitise sites and provide labourers with masks, soap and sanitisers for washing hands frequently, so that it will help in completing the on-going construction at different sites with a better pace.