Kadapa: The Corona epidemic is hurting all sectors financially. The second wave has put at stake the livelihoods of personal taxi homeowners. After reeling underneath the primary wave, they have been simply hoping to recoup losses when the second wave hit them laborious.
Month-to-month installments will not be being paid as supporting households itself has turn into troublesome. With the folks preferring to remain indoors for concern of infections, the enterprise dried up for the cab operators. Automobiles are additionally not allowed to run after 12 midday.
There are about 1,800 rental automobiles working within the district. Round 3,400 homeowners and drivers are depending on them. Desperation has pushed many drivers to pursue different employment avenues. With no correct and common earnings coming in, they’re groaning underneath the installment burden.
Suresh, the proprietor of a automobile within the metropolis, recalled that in this era there can be dearth of automobiles to lease as the marriage season can be in full swing. Scores of car homeowners at the moment are turning defaulters and being hauled up by finance firms.
A driver, Subhan, stated that other than installments, money owed have been additionally piling up as they have been having to borrow to maintain their households. In regular instances, a driver can hope for 20 days of labor in a month. Now there are hardly any. One other driver, Narasimha Yadav, stated the Corona had devastated the lives of drivers. He stated he was preserving his automobile on the taxi stand and it will lie idle the entire day. He was going house empty-handed and was depending on his dad and mom to fulfill his bills.