Inflation is pinching Mumbai’s world-famous dabbawallas, who ferry lunch boxes all over the city. As a result, the service charge has been hiked by Rs 50 per customer from July.
In 2008, the service charge was hiked by Rs 30, said Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers’ Charitable Trust (NMTBSCT) president Raghunath Medge.
“We shall request all the customers to bear with our predicament forcing us to hike our charges,” Medge said.
Presently, the service is available to over 170,000 Mumbaiites for anything between Rs 350-500 per month per customer. “The prices of all essential commodities have shot up in the past few months, making it difficult for us to feed our families,” Medge said, urging customers’ cooperation for the hike.