Auto-rickshaws a big hit in Britain

12 Aug, 2009 by admin  0

It’s party time for the brits:

The humble auto-rickshaw that is ubiquitous on Indian streets has become increasingly visible in Britain, with Worcestershire becoming the latest county to grant it a licence.

For some years, this cheaper form of transport, better known as the ‘tuk-tuk’, has been in operation in areas such as Brighton town and parts of London.

Its operation, however, has been controversial. 

Taxi owners who had been facing losses due to auto-rickshaws complained about its safety and environment aspects, but recent reports indicate that this form of transport, imported mostly from India, is gaining in popularity.  

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