Ghaziabad, June 1 -- With the commencement of work at nearly 16,000 of the 27,000 industrial units in Ghaziabad, workers from nearby towns and cities, who had gone home after the nationwide lockdown was announced, have started returning to Ghaziabad to rejoin work.

According to officials, the Ghaziabad district has an estimated six lakh workers employed in the industrial and service sectors and about 2.75 lakh are already engaged in production activities in units that have opened.

According to the official estimates, about 1.7 lakh migrant workers have left for their home towns till date.

"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...