May 26, 2020 Actor Sonu Sood, who has earned a lot of praises for his exemplary work of arranging buses and food for the stranded migrants during the nationwide lockdown amid Covid-19 outbreak, has on Tuesday launched a toll-free helpline to efficiently streamline his unforgettable initiative to send migrants to their respective home.
The 46-year old actor confirmed this news in Hindi from his official twitter handle that says, ‘’ If you’re in Mumbai and want to go home, please feel free to reach us as this helpline – 18001213711. Please share the details of the number of passengers and where exactly you want to go. Me and my team will try to help as much as possible. ‘’
Take a look of his tweet here :
Sonu Sood’s new initiative earned him love and praise on twitter from all walks of life, including one from Bollywood veteran Ajay Devgn.
His tweet for Sonu Sood says, ‘’ “The sensitive nature of the work that you are doing with sending migrant workers back to their homes safely is exemplary. More strength to you, Sonu,” tweeted Mr. Devgn.’’
‘’Words from you give me more power and encourages me to work harder,” replied Sonu Sood,’’ Sonu Sood said in his reply to his Simmba co-star.
Another one came from India’s ace cricketer and ODI opener Shikar Dhawan who dedicated salute from his twitter handles and said, ‘’ A big salute to you @SonuSood for your heroic efforts in making sure stranded migrant workers get to reach their homes.’’
Speaking to one of the prominent TV news channels, Mr. Sood said. ‘’ I decided to launch a toll-free number because I was getting numerous calls every day, somewhere in thousands. My team was busy collecting data but have figured out that this way we might miss out on lot of people. So we decided to launch this helpline number, we have launched a mini call-center to approach to all home-bound migrants in every corner of Mumbai.’’
Last month, Mr. Sood offered in the hotel in Mumbai, located in the posh Juhu area, for healthcare professionals to stay in, as well as for the institutional quarantine – as a measure imposed by the government to flatten the deadly virus curve.