Sonu Sood arranges buses for migrants stuck in Mumbai
In the wake of reports that migrant workers who have been desperately trying to reach home are stranded in various cities without having adequate transport arrangements amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, it is reported that bollywood actor Sonu Sood has arranged buses for them. According to PTI the actor has sponsored the travel and meal kits for the migrants.
After receiving permission from the Karnataka and Maharashtra governments, a total of ten buses left from Thane, Maharashtra on Monday for Gulbarga, Karnataka. The Debangg actor said he believes that in the current global crisis, “every Indian deserves to be with their families and dear ones” and hence, he sought permission from the state governments to help the migrants reach home. Report said.
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Amid the covid outbreak Sonu Sood & Neeti Goel arranged ten buses to send migrant labors to their villages. The buses left from thane today. We thank the Maharashtra & Karnataka government for making this happen by giving permission to let these migrants reach their respective villages. @sonu_sood @goel.neeti #covid19 #covidreliefwarriors #sonusood #actor #reliefoperation #mumbai #staysafe #staysecure #stayhome #manavmanglani #thane #karnataka @manav.manglani
“The Maharashtra government officials were very helpful in terms of organising the paperwork and a special mention to the Karnataka government for welcoming the migrants back home.
“It was really moving for me to watch these migrants walking on roads including the little kids and old parents. I shall continue doing the same for other states as well to the best of my abilities,” Sonu said in a statement.
The 46-year-old actor had also donated over 1,500 PPE kits to doctors across Punjab and had provided his Mumbai hotel for the accommodation of the medical forces.
Sonu has also been feeding thousands of underprivileged people along with providing meal kits to migrants in the Bhiwandi area during the holy month of Ramadan, the statement further read.
Meanwhile, the noted bollywood director Farah Khan in her tweet appreciated Sonu for his exemplary work during this period of crisis.
“Proud of my friend
.. organising n sponsoring buses to take migrants back to their homes. Pandemic times also show us who we should continue being friends with” .She tweeted.
— Farah Khan (@TheFarahKhan) May 12, 2020