I have been working as a two-wheeler mechanic for more than 29 years and I had a rented workshop in Vepery. But I had to vacate the shop to make way for a multi-storeyed apartment. As I do not know any other trade, I started to fix vehicles on the pavement using simple tools. I earn between Rs 200 and Rs 300 per day and that is enough for me, as I live alone. I got separated from my wife many years ago and we don’t have children. I dropped out of school very early. I was once a sought-after mechanic in the area and had many regular customers. Due to the lack of a proper shop and a hand injury that I sustained in a road accident 10 years ago, I could not take up major works and lost customers gradually.