Lucknow is famous for its traffic jams and we all got a proof of the same when Paytm’s CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma visited Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a rickshaw. Rickshaw puller has been rewarded with Rs. 6,000, a new cycle rickshaw and the promise of a new home. The Internet got to know about the same when Yadav tweeted a picture of Sharma and himself with the rickshaw in the same frame.
Vijay Shekhar went to Lucknow to receive ‘Yash Bharti’ Award but in the morning he preferred to take a cycle rickshaw ride because he was getting late and his car was stuck in traffic.
Mani Ram happened to be close to the Chief Minister’s 5 Kalidas Marg home when he was stopped by the “man in the kurta” he didn’t know was the CEO of Paytm, one of India’s top mobile wallet startups with over 122 million users.
Security officers at Yadav’s residence allowed Sharma and Maniram to enter only after proper verification, sources in the police department said.