Shaikh Yusuf with his horse ‘Jigar’ in Aurangabad. (ANI Photo)

A gentleman in Maharashtra discovered a unique way to counter the fuel value hike – by commuting on a horse. Shaikh Yusuf from Aurangabad explained to information agency ANI that it is “a possible alternative”.

“I do the job as a lab assistant at a college, and even these days, I use my horse to commute. It retains one particular fit and healthy. Also, supplied the rise in gas costs, horse as a method of transportation is a feasible solution,” Yusuf advised ANI. The information agency posted a video on Twitter which demonstrates Yusuf employing the horse for his day by day commute to do the job.

He has named the horse ‘Jigar’. Yusuf acquired it for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown for Rs 40,000.

“I acquired it through lockdown. My bicycle was not functioning, petrol price ranges experienced gone up and community transport was not plying. This is when I purchased this horse for Rs 40,000 to commute,” he extra.

Even so, his decision has divided the online. While some consumers say this is a very good possibility, others mocked him.

“Would seriously like to get in touch with this gentleman ! Want to get a horse far too! Commuting to saket and HC will be exciting on a horse,” person Raghav Awasthi tweeted.

“Why cannot he commute by cycle that is additional price tag powerful and healthier and surroundings friendly,” one more consumer Sudip Kar posted on Twitter.

Some end users claimed it is not ideal to pick a horse as a mode of transport, contacting it “animal cruelty”.

“Time to invest in a horse. Hello 1800,” tweeted a person Amogh Bhaskar.

Yusuf, the Ghodawala, has turn out to be pretty well-known in the neighbourhood. He is frequently found driving the horse alongside automobiles and bikes.

Yusuf claimed that he also presents rides to youngsters. He extra that ‘Jigar’ is a 4-yr-old black horse of the Kathiawari breed.