Cab drivers, food delivery executives in Chennai face 100 per cent loss with coronavirus lockdown

  • | Thursday | 26th March, 2020

Omjasvin MD ByExpress News ServiceCHENNAI: With the city turning into a ghost town due to lock down, cab, auto drivers and food delivery executives, who are solely dependent on their daily earnings, feel the pinch as their daily revenue has become zero. "Even if some very restricted amount of autos were allowed, people can take them for emergencies and those auto drivers will have some revenue. Meanwhile, with the civic body on Wednesday announcing that Swiggy and Zomato are banned, the food delivery executives have become another worst affected lot due to the lockdown. "If delivery boys are provided proper gloves, face masks and sanitizers, they can even keep the food at the house door so that customers can collect it without touching," said Tapas Dev, a food delivery executive with Swiggy. He said that there are about 5,000 food executives in the city and letting some of them work also will help people staying indoors.

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