Auto Drivers To Deliver Groceries And Medicines In Bangalore Amidst COVID-19 Lockdown

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Ever since Prime Minister Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown in India, people have been really stressed about getting their essential needs taken care of. Online delivery platforms like Flipkart has shut down its operations and Amazon has limited its purchases for 1.3 billion Indians under lockdown. Bangaloreans! Crisis gives birth to heroes. Namma Bengaluru’s auto drivers will soon be delivering groceries and medicines at your doorstep. A city-based social enterprise, Three Wheels United (TWU) has launched a programme for auto drivers to provide delivery services for people who are in need of essential goods like medicines and groceries.

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What’s In It?

Three Wheels United is providing their participating auto drivers with a guaranteed minimum income during this coronavirus pandemic. This has been done since auto-rickshaw drivers have generated less revenue due to decreased activities. This noble initiative has come at a time when the government has declared a complete lockdown across Karnataka where the number of COVID-19 cases has risen to 51 with 2 deaths till date.

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Apart from supporting their auto-rickshaw drivers, the public initiative, Three Wheels United has two other goals. The first one is to help individuals especially the elderly get access to essential services. The next goal is to help local stores make enough income. This is done by connecting them to customers who might be in dire need of their services. Well, a crisis like this one, definitely helps us come up with innovative solutions to problems. When it comes to Bangalore did you know a Study Reveals That Most Solo Women Travellers In India Are From Bangalore?

What’s More?

This delivery service will be provided at a low cost or free of cost to the people most affected by the lockdown, like the elderly and lower-income households. If you’re a local retailer for essential commodities like groceries and medicines, then contact Three Wheels United at 9844139191. By calling on this number you can connect to a delivery fleet of auto rickshaws. To know more about this wonderful service dial 9844156781.

Sanjana Shenoy
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