Apr 9, 2011

Cycle Rickshaw in Chennai

You don't see many Cycle Rickshaws these days in Chennai.  This is the halfway point between the hand-pulled rickshaws and the autorickshaws.  A lifetime behind the wheel pulling this weight makes a Cycle Rickshaw driver's life much shorter.  Many of them die from tuberculosis at young age.  Cycle rickshaws and hand-pulled rickshaws are banned in many places in India but you still find them in certain pockets in Chennai.