E-rickshaw driver eyes plum job at Mahindra group after his COVID-19 innovation grabs Anand Mahindra’s attention


GUWAHATI: The popular adage — necessity is the mother of all invention — will best exemplify in this modified e-rickshaw so much so that it has caught the attention of Mahindra Industries Chairman Anand Mahindra amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apart from grabbing Mahindra’s attention, the driver is on the brink of getting a job with the country’s premier vehicle manufacturers. The Mahindra Group Chairman, who tweeted a video of the modified e-rickshaw, asked one of his company officials to hire the driver as an advisor to his R&D and product development teams.

“The capabilities of our people to rapidly innovate & adapt to new circumstances never ceases to amaze me. @rajesh664 we need to get him as an advisor to our R&D & product development teams!” Anand Mahindra wrote on twitter.

The driver of the vehicle, who was not named in the video but is believed to be either from West Bengal or another Bengali-speaking locality in another State, has segregated his vehicle into five compartments to ensure physical distancing for his passengers in the wake of the pandemic.

Anand Mahindra’s tweet, meanwhile, has had some interesting responses with twitterati hailing the innovative spirit of the driver amid the deadly COVID-19 outbreak.