To enable him to continue his work even during summer, he has outfitted his mobile unit with a roof and walls. What is more, the roof even has a false ceiling – of thermocol.
‘It offers me a little bit of protection from the sun as I move around the area’, he says.
‘Some streets are very shady, like this one (he was on East Abhiramapuram 2nd Street). So, I collect the clothes to be mended from a few houses, park myself beneath a tree and work. In streets like this one, I hardly feel the sun, since there is almost a wind blowing’, he says.
“But some areas can be scorching. So that is why I put in the false ceiling. I designed the structure and had a neighbouring mechanic put it together for me’, he adds. ‘This way, rain or shine, I can keep working’.