MUMBAI, Maharashtra / Mid-Day / News / September 17, 2011
The worst-hit section of the city's population is the retired senior citizens, who depend on their pension for sustenance.
Gopal and Jayashree Bandekar, who lack the support of their children and subsist on their pension, said, "We have no one to look after us but each other.
Jayashree with her husband Gopal Bandekar
MP George (68), retired government official, said, "The rising petrol prices are affecting the common man. In 1966, the price of petrol was 60 paise per litre, and see the difference now. I used to take a rickshaw to reach the market earlier, as I have blood pressure problems. But nowadays I walk to save money. My provident fund is hardly enough. My medicines cost me a lot of money, as a result of which my expenses surpass my monthly interest amount."
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