Thirty techies come to the rescue of truck drivers on NH-44; help migrants and cops | Hyderabad News

Hyderabad: A team of 30 techies, who are employed in multi-national software companies, have come to the rescue of truck drivers during the lockdown. While many good hearted citizens are lending a helping hand to migrants and other poor, these software engineers are doing their bit to help the drivers, who got stuck at the Addakal toll gate on national highway-44 that connects Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
They have enrolled themselves as volunteers of Manavata, a non-governmental organisation which is helping the truck drivers. “After the lockdown came into force these truck drivers, who usually drive through several states, got stranded here without any food. But once we came to know about their plight, our techies responded quickly and are providing them with food and other essentials. Till now we have taken care of around 30,000 drivers,” said software engineer M Aravind, who is a volunteer with Manavata.
“The food is prepared and packed properly to keep it fresh. We are also providing herbal tea to improve their immunity,” he said.
Another member of the group, Surya Prakash said, “Apart from taking care of the drivers, we have also distributed grocery kits to about 1,500 migrant and daily wage workers at Gachibowli, Madhapur, Hi-Tec City, Yousufguda, SR Nagar and Erragadda.”
Aravind also said that they have distributed medical kits to the police. “Not only helping the needy, the volunteers of Manavata have also delivered 20,000 immunity medicine kits at the Telangana DGP office for the benefit of cops, who are working in 200 police stations that are located in the red zone” Aravind said, adding that they have raised a fund of Rs 25 lakh to undertake relief measures.
The food distribution for the truck drivers will continue till May 17.

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