MUMBAI: Actor Sonu Sood got permission from the Govt. of Maharashtra and Karnataka in order to arrange bus transportation facility for the migrants stranded in different states due to the national lockdown initiated due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Sonu has organised multiple bus services. On Monday, buses left from Thane, Maharashtra to Gulbarga, Karnataka. The actor even visited the bus terminals to bid the workers goodbye.
"I strongly believe that in the current times in which 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 assist these migrants reach their homes 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 absolutely was really moving for me to observe these migrants walking on roads including the small kids and old parents. I shall continue doing the same for other states as well to the best of my abilities," he shared.
Apart from this, Sonu recently donated over 1,500 PPE kits to doctors across Punjab. He has also offered hi hotel in Juhu as a residential facility for frontline workers.