Amitabh Bachchan steps in to help migrant workers reach home through flights and buses

A source said, 'Everything is being done with utmost discretion as Bachchanji doesn’t want it to be publicised.' In terms of Amitabh Bachchan arranging travel for the workers.
Written By Jacqueline Williams | Updated: June 10, 2020 15:40 IST
Amitabh Bachchan steps in to help migrant workers reach home through flights and buses

Lot of celebrities are contributing in helping migrant workers return home. Sonu Sood pitched in considerably in getting the workers back to their homes. After Sood, the legendary Amitabh Bachchan is doing his bit in this affair. He has arranged for three flights do that 500 workers could go home to Varanasi. The actor had earlier sent back workers to various places in Uttar Pradesh via road. A source opened up more about Bachchan's contribution. He said, “Everything is being done with utmost discretion as Bachchanji doesn’t want it to be publicised. He was moved by the plight of the migrant workers and decided to help them. He has chartered the Indigo Airlines’ Varanasi-bound flight that is scheduled to depart on Wednesday morning"
 
He continued, "The 180 migrants scheduled to travel on the morning flight have been asked to report to the airport at 6 am. The initial plan was to send them home by train, but the logistics didn’t work out.” The whole arrangement is being closely supervised by Amitabh's close aide. It is also reported that he will be arranging for more flights, to ensure that migrants will reach their homes in states like West Bengal, Bihar, Tamil Nadu and a few other states.
 
A week ago he also arranged for 10 buses for migrants whose hometown is in Uttar Pradesh, the state the actor is originally from. It got reported that the buses departed from Haji Ali Dargah in Mumbai, on May 29. He also supported the families of 1,00,000 daily wage workers belonging to the All India Film Employees Confederation by sponsoring their monthly ration. He also participated in I for India online fundraising concert organised by filmmakers Karan Johar and Zoya Akhtar. The campaign raised a total of Rs 52 crore, which was extended to GiveIndia for coronavirus relief efforts.




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