Charanjit Singh Teja
Tribune Information Service
Amritsar, December 28
Bittu Kumar (50), an vehicle mechanic at Ram Bagh, had a set routine for the previous 35 years, however the lockdown has pressured him to sort out unexpected conditions together with technological developments in vehicle sector.
“I began coaching with a scooter mechanic at Ann Amm Cinema Market in 1985. That was the period of mopeds and two-stroke engines, particularly scooters. Now the engines are four-stroke, technically advance, outfitted with sensors. It’s day-to-day problem for us to maintain ourselves up to date.”
Being a spiritual particular person, Bittu visits temple within the morning after which opens his store at 9 am.
Bittu mentioned, “We get extra clients in summer season. The 2-wheeler homeowners, who even have automobiles, cease utilizing bikes in winter season. The engine faces snag with summer season warmth and winter season will not be good for us.”
He mentioned, “The area witness excessive chilly in December and January. I open store within the morning after which burn bonfire outdoors the store to maintain ourselves heat. Then clients begin visiting for restore job. I shut my store at 8 pm.”
Bittu witnessed a serious blow throughout the lockdown. “Three months of lockdown had been scary for me. I had no different supply of earnings. We earn day by day and purchase grocery within the night. There have been no main financial savings. The market is recovering slowly. Numerous employees misplaced their jobs. Instructional institutes are nonetheless closed. It can take time for the state of affairs to normalise.”
“I’ve spent my life studying in regards to the upgradation of vehicle know-how. Bikes are being changed by four-stroke scooters and e-bikes are additionally in development. Thus, it’s a difficult job,” he added.