Some users said it is not right to choose a horse as a mode of transport, calling it "animal cruelty".
Digital Desk: A man in Maharashtra devised a novel approach to combat rising fuel prices: he commuted on a horse as a mode of transport. Shaikh Yusuf of Aurangabad told ANI that it is a "a feasible option.""I work as a lab assistant at a college, and I still ride my horse to work." It keeps one in shape and healthy. In addition, considering the surge in fuel prices, horseback riding is a viable choice," Yusuf told ANI. The news agency shared a video on Twitter of Yusuf riding his horse to work every day.He has given the horse the name 'Jigar.' Yusuf paid 40,000 for it during the coronavirus shutdown.Also Read: India is the greatest consumer of whiskey in the world but Urban Indians prefer Beer : Survey"I bought it during lockdown. My bike wasn't functioning, petrol prices had gone up and public transport wasn't plying. This is when I bought this horse for ₹ 40,000 to commute," he added.His decision, however, has split the internet. While some individuals think this is a wonderful solution, others make fun of him."Would really like to get in touch with this gentleman ! Want to buy a horse too! Commuting to saket and HC will be fun on a horse," user Raghav Awasthi tweeted."Why can't he commute by cycle that is more cost effective and healthy and environment friendly," another user Sudip Kar posted on Twitter.Some users said it is not right to choose a horse as a mode of transport, calling it "animal cruelty"."Time to buy a horse. Hello 1800," tweeted a user Amogh Bhaskar.Yusuf, the Ghodawala, is well-known in the neighbourhood. He is frequently spotted riding the horse amid automobiles and motorcycles.Yusuf stated that he also offers youngsters rides. 'Jigar,' he added, is a four-year-old black horse of the Kathiawari breed.