1.33 billion people, 150 million vehicles and 3.3 million square kilometers – India’s roads are usually a hive of activity. And no wonder: Roughly one fifth of the world’s population lives on the subcontinent. The streets where cars, motorcycles, bicycles, rickshaws and pedestrians normally navigate their right of way are now silent. To contain the spread of COVID-19, a strict nationwide lockdown was imposed on March 24. An all-encompassing state of emergency – impacting every aspect of daily life. Just as in other countries, factories, schools, restaurants and shopping malls were closed; flights and trains halted. Meanwhile, business is slowly getting going again following the government’s gradual easing of restrictions. The measures, now in place until May 31, hit the millions of migrant workers who live in and close to the country’s major cities particularly hard – the lockdown has left them with no income.