As the coronavirus pandemic overturned the whole world, the originator and educator of a kindergarten in Dhaka’s Rampura selected to turn into a ride-sharing biker to run his family.
His kindergarten has been shut since Mar 17 when the administration chose to close all instructive foundations as a major aspect of its endeavors to check the spread of the coronavirus.
“We sat tight for a quarter of a year for the school to revive. However, it isn’t allowed at this point and the coronavirus pandemic is exacerbating. We don’t have the foggiest idea whether there’ll be understudies in our school when it opens sometime in the not so distant future,” said the moderately aged man, asking not to be named.
Considering the present situation, he has been driving a ride-sharing bicycle for as long as 10 days, said the instructor who holds a graduate degree.
Like the educator, numerous individuals have taken up driving ride-sharing motorbikes professionally, as the coronavirus pandemic hit the economy. It harmed both formal and casual parts, leaving everybody attempting to endure.
They were making a better than average gaining from the school and in the wake of paying the lease for school building and different costs, he could run his own family truly well. “I am battling to pay my home lease now. We need cash for day by day food as well.”
He has little reserve funds which he wouldn’t like to spend considering any crisis emerging in future, which is the reason he decided on driving ride-sharing bicycles.
General wellbeing specialists are emphasizing the need to keep up social separating and wear veils in an offer to forestall the virus of the coronavirus.
Bicycle riders at Gulshan Link Road don’t get enough travelers. Photograph: Shahidul IslamBike riders at Gulshan Link Road don’t get enough travelers. Photograph: Shahidul IslamHaving a traveler on the bicycle leaves the driver with no alternative to keep up a separation and it is extremely unlikely to acknowledge from the presence of a traveler on the off chance that they are tainted.
“I’m not frightened. Is there something else to do? I’ll kick the bucket in restriction and I’ll bite the dust when I come out. I came out as l need to live as long as could be expected under the circumstances,” said the educator in his 40s when inquired as to whether he feared conveying obscure travelers.
“Some of the time, I gain Tk 500 per day. I don’t make much as I’m uninformed of the strategy. The individuals who ride normally by one way or another figure out how to get travelers,” he said.
Another youngster who worked in a prestigious sweet shop in Mirpur started to fill in as a bicycle rider.
The proprietor of the shop didn’t fire him however he left the activity himself understanding the difficulty the proprietor was experiencing.
An alumni in food designing and innovation, the youngster was hanging tight for travelers in the clamoring zone of Karwan Bazar. He carried his motorbike to Dhaka from his old neighborhood of Noagaon when he visited there during the Eid.
“There’s a hazard to convey travelers. We sit very near 5-7 travelers consistently. In any case, I’m left with no alternative.”
He is winning around Tk 600 per day with an infrequent increment.
He went for a meeting for the activity of a sales rep in a cell phone showroom in Narayanganj and hung tight for the result. He will keep on driving the ride-sharing bicycle until he finds a new line of work.
Mehedi Hasan has been driving ride-sharing bicycles in Dhaka for the last one and a half years. He was seen on Gulshan Link Road inquiring as to whether they required a ride.
“I used to be frightened before yet not presently,” said Hasan when inquired as to whether he feared conveying travelers during the coronavirus scourge.
Drivers of ride-sharing bicycles are considered sitting to be as they don’t get enough travelers during the coronavirus scourge. Photograph: Shahidul IslamDrivers of ride-sharing bicycles are considered sitting to be as they don’t get enough travelers during the coronavirus pestilence. Photograph: Shahidul IslamHasan, 25, clarified why he was not scared of the infection which previously killed millions.
“The greater part of the travelers splash disinfectants when they jump on the bicycle. Some of them soak the seat with shower. I keep a splash with me as well.”
His gaining from working with application based ride-sharing assistance Pathao or Uber has drooped to Tk 500 from Tk 1,500 per day, said Mehedi. As the applications are not in administration now, he fixes the passage commonly with the travelers.
“It turns out to be more regrettable the day it downpours. We get no traveler by any stretch of the imagination,” Mehedi said.
Some bikers were seen hanging tight for travelers close to the Rampura Bridge in Hatirjheel. They were additionally arranging the toll with travelers as the applications are not in administration.
Faridur Rahman, who worked in a shoe store in North Badda prior, purchased a bicycle with the assistance from his family after his manager neglected to pay him consistently.
“I earned better than my past activity when I began this ride-sharing work. Be that as it may, my pay has plunged to the most reduced after the coronavirus pandemic broke out.”
Sadekul, an organic product merchant, was arranging the passage for a bicycle ride at Hatirjheel on Sunday. “Bicycle is the speediest vehicle to reach Farmgate from here and the toll is very low,” he said when inquired as to why he needed to take a bicycle ride in the midst of the infection emergency.