Actor Sonu Sood Arranges Special Flight to Bring Back Migrant Workers
GUWAHATI: In a noble gesture, Bollywood actor Sonu Sood helped 167 migrants stuck in Kerala by arranging a special chartered flight to enable them to reach their homes in Odisha.
The workers comprising 147 women and 20 men, were airlifted by an Air Asia chartered flight from Kochi to the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar.
According to an airline official, initially, it was proposed to bring back the young women by bus or train but Sood offered to send them in a special plane.
The Bollywood actor thanked the national carrier for its “immediate response and interest in supporting this endeavour."
“AirAsia India has been very appreciative that this Umeed Ki Udan may be the first flight for many of them. The Allstars of AirAsia who have been part of this journey have been true Covid warriors and have done everything possible to make the guests on board comfortable,” Sonu added.
Notably, the Odia women, most of whom were engaged in stitching and embroidery work in the textile sector in Kerala, had been trying to return for last several weeks.