They stay in miserable condition on the roadsides, with very few facilities. But they build our facilities, including roads – which in Mumbai are constantly being repaired. Other construction activity too is a common sight in the city – fly-overs are always getting built, old buildings are torn down to make way for high-rises, office complexes spring up on dense tracks of land.
This brings a large number of migrant workers to the city. They come from across the country, especially from the poorest parts of rural India. One such source district is Mahabubnagar in Telangana’s Palamuru area.