Ever eaten some tiffin or lunch at a roadside stall? The city is sprinkled with loads of such stalls, most of which are run on their mopeds, bikes or vans. The density of such stalls is high in the financial district and other places where there are IT offices. However, thanks to corona, their plight has become deplorable. Since the IT and financial corridor is closed due to corona, those who were making both ends meet with their hot and yummy food are now left in a lurch.
Most of them have come to do the business to help their family income or to do something independently. They worked hard from 6 am in the morning to around 11 pm and even early hours of the morning to serve the hungry in these corridors.
Almost all of them cook hot meals at home and bring them in huge tiffin boxes, and then set stalls along the highways, roads adjoining IT corridor, financial district. They sell the entire food within hours. While some return home, others continue till wee hours as many in the IT sector work night shifts.
Despite all the money they put in for the dishes and the little price, often between Rs 10 to Rs 15, they still managed to take home money.
According to one inter drop-out who used to have a stall, times have become tough as there are barely any customers. Also, due to lockdown, people are not supposed to be seen on roads. He and his father used to run the stall together. Now his brother’s studies have been affected due to the situation.