Guwahati: In a noble gesture, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has arranged buses for hundreds of migrants stuck in Mumbai amid the nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After receiving permission from the Karnataka and Maharashtra governments, Sonu Sood arranged a total of ten buses for the stranded migrants to return to their home in Karnataka.
The buses left from Thane, Maharashtra on Monday for Gulbarga, Karnataka. The Dabangg star said in a statement that in times of a pandemic, everyone deserved to be with their families.
The actor also visited the bus terminals to bid the workers goodbye.
I strongly believe that in the current times when we are all facing this global health calamity, every Indian deserves to be with their families and dear ones. I’ve taken official permissions from the Maharashtra and Karnataka Governments to help these migrants reach home in about ten buses,” said Sonu.
“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,” he shared.
Sonu decided to organise the transport service as he was moved to see people walking several kilometers to their home states after the lockdown was announced.
Apart from this, Sonu recently donated over 1,500 PPE kits to doctors across Punjab. He has also offered his hotel in Juhu as residential facility for frontline workers.
The 46-year-old actor had also been feeding thousands of underprivileged people along with providing meal kits to migrants in the Bhiwandi area during the holy month of Ramadan.