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Covid-19: E-rickshaw pullers in Nagpur face financial problems amid lockdown

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 May 2020, 7:52 IST

With the lockdown continuing for more than a month, the e-rickshaw drivers in Nagpur have begun facing financial problems.

"We aren't earning at all. Our earnings have completely stopped now. We've to pay rent too. I go to distribute milk in morning but don't earn much from it," Anil, e-rickshaw driver, told ANI.


Echoing similar sentiments, Manoj, another e-rickshaw driver, said "I am the sole breadwinner of my family of four. If I am sitting at home how will I earn money? Had it been a matter of 10-12 days we would have managed but it has been 2 months now. Everyone is sitting at home, so how can I ask for help from anyone?"

The lockdown was first announced on March 24 which got extended twice and is now slated to end on May 17. 

-ANI

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First published: 8 May 2020, 7:49 IST
 
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