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An employee has been doing all sorts of odd jobs on his or her commute home after the government announced a hike in the toll for tolls on public transport.
One such job is making a phone call in the lobby of a public transport office, and the commute itself was a nightmare for this commuter.
Ranjita, a native of Bihar who works for a local IT company, says she spends about 20 minutes every day doing this task.
“I usually get home around 1 pm and then I am busy for a bit, working till 6 pm.
The call takes up about 2 hours,” she told The Hindu.
“The call is done in Hindi.
But it takes me around 45 minutes to complete the call.
My call time varies depending on the route, and sometimes I will call in Delhi but it takes around 4 hours.
I used to do it for 2 hours in a row but then I realized that I was not going to make it to my home in time for my shift,” she added.
Ranajita said the toll hike had been announced in May but the government did not give her a list of the roads, stops and intersections.
She was surprised to learn that the call to the phone is not in Hindi, which she has spoken to the staff at her office.
The call was originally made in English but, as the call time was increasing and her work was taking up her time, she decided to switch to English.
“This is the first time that I have switched to a different language.
The phone call is much faster now and I do not feel tired at all,” she said.
Rajesh, a resident of Nagpur who works as an IT engineer, had also found the commute a challenge.
“It is very slow.
I have to be in a hurry for work, and it takes more than 45 minutes,” he said.
I was surprised when I first started calling.
I usually call in Hindi and my call time is usually around 2 hours.
The toll hike in Delhi was the first call to be made in Hindi in many years.
He said he had tried calling in English to get a hold of the call times, but the staff there was not able to understand him.
When he eventually got a hold, he found that he had made the call in over a hundred different languages.
“We are now calling in Hindi to get information from the phone,” he told The Indian Express.
Since Rajesh has a wife and three children to feed, he decided to take up calling in other languages for himself.
“The call times are always about 2-3 hours, which is not fast enough.
But now I have decided to start calling in Urdu,” he added.
An employee has been doing all sorts of odd jobs on his or her commute home after the government announced…