Rickshaw

  • Kejriwal to start LS poll campaign from Mumbai, to travel in local trains, auto-rickshaws 11-03-2014 03:44 PM

    Living up to his common man image, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will kickstart his Lok Sabha campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday by using public transport to reach out to voters, the party said on Tuesday. After landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Kejriwal will catch an auto-rickshaw to go...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets rickshaw pullers, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath 01-03-2014 07:06 PM

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi interacted on Saturday with rickshaw pullers and auto drivers and later prayed at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader flew to Varanasi around noon and drove to the Cantonment railway station...
  • Rahul interacts with rickshaw pullers in Varanasi 01-03-2014 03:24 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Varanasi on Saturday where he interacted with rickshaw pullers and discussed their socio-economic problems. ...
  • Lalu Prasad claims he rode cycle-rickshaw to sustain studies 28-02-2014 10:29 PM

    In a bid to score over rival Narendra Modi, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday claimed that besides selling tea he paddled a cycle-rickshaw during school days. "Do you know why I rode a cycle-rickshaw to Raj Bhawan today? Because I paddled a cycle-rickshaw while studying in Miller school," Prasad...
  • Kejriwal promises to hike auto fares if CNG prices go up 07-02-2014 03:39 PM

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost votes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday addressed a rally of auto drivers in Delhi. Kejriwal promised to hike auto fares if CNG rates went up from April 1. He also promised to curb the powers...
  • Kolkata: Helpline number setup to register harassment cases by auto drivers 24-01-2014 08:33 PM

    To rein in rouge auto-rickshaw drivers in the city and stop them from overcharging the passengers, the West Bengal government on Friday decided to take stern steps and press non-bailable charges against them. The government has decided to set up a helpline for the passengers to register their complaints against...
  • We will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled back, says Arvind Kejriwal 27-12-2013 04:36 PM

    Delhi's Chief Minister-designate Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that he will try to get the CNG price hike rolled back, and hinted at a hike in auto rickshaw fare if the rollback was not possible. "Give me two days, we will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled...
  • New Delhi: Auto driver alleges harassment by police constables 10-11-2013 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: An auto rickshaw driver has alleged that two police constables tried to kill his father in a South Delhi locality due to some over parking space. He has also leveled bribery allegations against the constables. The victim has been hospitalised with 85 per cent burn injuries. The police...
  • A rickshaw puller's journey from prison to books 08-11-2013 07:36 AM

    New Delhi: He was a rickshaw puller and she was a celebrity author. There was no way Manoranjan Byapari would have met Mahasweta Devi. But destiny willed otherwise. At a chance meeting, she asked him to write for her 'Bartika' journal. Thus began Bypari's stint as a writer that has...
  • Chakra Satyagraha' against ban on non-motorised vehicles 02-10-2013 07:05 PM

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, on Wednesday, got down on streets to protest against the Kolkata Police ban on cycling and non-motorised transport in 174 thoroughfares of the metropolis. Using their creativity to spread the message, cyclists, rickshaw-pullers, milkmen and newspaper vendors came up with posters, street...
  • 3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids 01-10-2013 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: Three friends from Australia are hoping to bring education to Bangalore's underprivileged children. For that they have embarked on a ride of a lifetime. Matt, Janis and Greg from Australia have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime going 3,500 km across India in an autorickshaw. The two-week...
  • Bomb in auto-rickshaw passenger's bag explodes, one dead 14-09-2013 08:21 PM

    Canning: A passenger of an auto-rickshaw was killed and its driver injured when a bomb kept in a bag held by the passenger exploded in South 24 Parganas district Saturday, the police said. Three passengers alighted the auto-rickshaw from Suryapur under Baruipur police station. After hitting a bumper on the...
  • Fourteen people dead as auto-rickshaw collides with a road transport bus 17-08-2013 03:26 AM

    All fourteen passengers were killed on Friday when their auto-rickshaw collided with a road transport bus near a village in Kheda district, police said. The accident took place when the rickshaw the victims were travelling in collided with the bus, coming from opposite direction on Nadiad-Mahemdavad highway near Andhaj village,...
  • Autorickshaw drivers to inform police about lone woman commuters at night 29-07-2013 06:48 PM

    In view of rising incidents of crime against women, the district administration has made it mandatory for autorickshaw drivers to inform the police if solitary woman happen to commute in their vehicles at night. The decision was taken at a joint meeting of police, auto drivers association and transport department...
  • Happy School, an educational platform for the unprivileged 26-07-2013 02:36 PM

    Gurgaon: Happy School in Gurgaon caters to the children of rickshaw pullers and domestic helps, and is imparting education to them for a token fee of Rs 5 a month. The Happy School is an initiative by Kamal Capoor. From being taught English, Maths, computer science, dance or painting, the...
  • ZBee electric rickshaw, a threat to Bajaj's auto rickshaw 07-06-2013 03:14 PM

    Mumbai: The most common sight on the streets of Indonesia is the auto rickshaw. Bajaj Auto has been selling these three wheelers there for many years now. After years of dominance in the 3-wheeler market, Bajaj may finally have a competitor on the horizon - Zbee. The Zbee is an...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshaw-pullers 04-06-2013 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: Rickshaw-pullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to...
  • Jaipur: Baby Damini discharged from hospital 05-11-2012 08:45 PM

    Jaipur: Motherless Baby Damini, who was admitted at a private hospital here following government support, was on Monday discharged in a healthy condition. A father's prayers, along with thousands of nameless others, have been answered at last. The 51-day-old motherless Baby Damini, who spent the first few days of her...
  • Rajasthan: Rickshaw puller's daughter discharged 05-11-2012 01:22 PM

    Jaipur: Motherless baby Damini, who had been battling for her life for two weeks, has been discharged from a Jaipur hospital. The one-month-old baby, brought in a critical and malnourished state, was admitted to the hospital after the state government decided to provide free treatment to her. The plight of...
  • Rajasthan govt offers help to rickshaw puller's baby girl 22-10-2012 03:31 PM

    Jaipur: The Rajasthan government has decided to bear the medical expenses of a local rickshaw puller's premature infant in Bharatpur. Rickshaw puller Bablu's wife died during delivery in September 2012, leaving behind a premature baby girl with anaemia. With no one to look after the newborn, Damini, Bablu who was...
  • Where rickshaw pullers earn more than car plant workers

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    At one time the cycle rickshaw wallah was at the lowest rung of the income ladder. The Delhi Metro has pulled him up by several...

  • 2012 Auto Expo: Bajaj launches RE60 08-01-2012 01:02 PM

    Bajaj launched their first car, the RE60, at the 2012 Auto Expo. There were expectations that this would be Bajaj's competitor to the Nano and adding fuel to the fire was the possible joint venture between Bajaj and the Renault Nissan partnership for a small car. Contrary to speculation they...