Following in Sonu Sood's footsteps, Amitabh Bachchan has also come forward to help migrant workers stuck in Mumbai. Four special flights were arranged yesterday, 10th June, by the Shahenshah of Bollywood to transport over 700 migrant workers stuck in Mumbai to their homes across various parts of Uttar Pradesh. Sources close to the superstar have also revealed in Bollywood news circles that two more flights with migrants will take off on today, 11th June, after his efforts to book a train for them fell through due to logistical issues. The Big B's close aide, Rajesh Yadav, Managing Director, AB Corp. Ltd., amde all the bookings and necessary arrangements on his behalf.
After landing at Allahabad airport, Ghulam Hassan, a native of Korawan village, UP, who runs a tailoring shop in Mumbai's Haji Ali area told NDTV, "I had never travelled in a plane before this, but Bachchan sahib made it possible for me, that too at a time when I was badly stuck in Mumbai amid the lockdown. I'm returning home after eight months."
Azamgarh native Mukesh Madhesia, who also operates a tailoring shop, in Mumbai's Worli region, said, "I contacted Haji Ali Dargah and filled up a travel form on being told by a friend about Bachchan saheb making arrangements for flights for UP natives desirous to return home. And we got flight tickets soon. It was unbelievable. We were very worried due to our closed shop and no other avenue of income amidst lockdown. But Amitabh Bachchan saved us by helping us reach home."
Allahabad Airport Director, Sunil Yadav, said, "This A 320 airbus of IndiGo has brought a total of 180 passengers from Mumbai. Another special flight is slated to land here on Thursday."
Hats off to you, Mr. Amitabh Bachchan.
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