Hyderabad: Sensing their pain and work pressure, Street Bytes, a social media channel and Sri Inti Bhojanam, a home kitchen, have launched a drive to feed delivery executives in Begumpet.

On May 25, they distributed 40 packets of food to the executives. Each packet contains chicken biryani, rait, and lemon. Plus the two organizations are providing packaged water bottles to the delivery executives. "We are going to offer free food to these executives till the end of lockdown," said Sri Krishna of Sri Inti Bhojanam.

He said it was the idea of Ravi from Street Bytes to help these executives who feed everyone but stay hungry. Since there is no restaurant open given the lockdown, these executives struggle for meals. Plus they can't afford to buy food online which is beyond their means.

"These people provide food not only to the general public but also to the Covid19 patients and their families who are unable to prepare food," said Sri Krishna.

Sri Inti Bhojanam is a homw kitchen that provides homecooked food to people. "As a husband and wife, we prepare food and provide it on demand. Usually, we cook for five to six orders a day. Right now my wife is at her home due to the lockdown, so my friend is helping me out in making and arranging everything for these delivery executives," said Sri Krishna.

Meanwhile, despite food delivery services being exempted in lockdown, police on May 22 detained and beat up several executives of Swiggy and Zomato. Their vehicles were seized and they were forced to walk for miles to reach their homes.

Police decided to strictly implement the lockdown after Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao reviewed the situation in the state on Friday. All activities were suddenly stopped on Saturday without any prior information.

Sumit Kumar Jha

Sumit Kumar Jha is currently a multimedia journalist with Newsmeter. An alumnus of Hyderabad Central University and Amity University, he has interned with The New Indian Express and CGNet Swara. Sumit has also worked with video production houses in Mumbai as an assistant director in shows like 21 Sarfrosh for Discovery Jeet. He is specialised in Video Production. He was also the contributor at PARI network. Hailing from rural Bihar has spent his childhood shifting from places and people. Growing up he felt the need to document the lives and dreams of rural India. A lover of visual storytelling goes around the cities to search for Stories. He primarily reports on civic, human interest and data stories.

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