Mr. Balakrishnan is an Auto driver from Kochadai area of Madurai. He lives with his wife and two children. He has been driving auto in Kochadai for the last 15 years and has been earning a living from it.
Public transport was banned for more than three months by the Corona General Freeze. Permission was granted by the government to run autos in the 5th phase curfew.
Although autos are allowed to operate, the public is avoiding traveling in autos and rental vehicles for the fear of corona virus. Thus, auto drivers are suffering without proper income.
In this situation Balakrishnan stopped driving and turned the Auto into a Vada shop and sold four vadas for 10 rupees. He also says that he has converted the Auto into a complete bakery and is now earning a good revenue from it.
The people of the area have lauded Balakrishnan for his smart thinking of changing his profession temporarily, even in this critical moment.