Aurangabad, July 18
Hit by the coronavirus-induced lockdown, the proprietor of a tyre puncture restore store in Aurangabad discovered a means out to maintain the move of cash on even through the difficult times- by offering the identical service on his two-wheeler.
Shaikh Imran, 45, who has a puncture restore store at Shahnoor Miya Dargah Chowk space within the metropolis, stated that as a result of lockdown, he needed to preserve his unit shut.
“But even during the lockdown, vehicles of officers and employees working to curb the pandemic were moving on the streets,” he stated.
“Three years ago, I had done an experiment in which I fixed an air compressor on my scooter that runs on the vehicle’s engine itself, and after that I had started fixing punctures by reaching different spots in the city. This came in handy for me during the lockdown,” Imran added.
“Some people working in emergency services had saved my mobile number, which was shared in a big way during the lockdown. They started calling me to fix the tyre punctures,” he stated.
According to him, he offers the service in a restricted space as the purchasers typically refuse to pay greater than the common fees.
“But I earned at least Rs 500 on a daily basis during the lockdown period. I have been running the puncture repair shop since the last 10 years, but I started the mobile puncture fixing service three years as an experiment that helped me now,” he stated.
When requested if he was not afraid of working through the pandemic, he stated, “I have to go out to earn money. I follow all safety measures.” PTI