Rickshaw…..Our Cultural and Traditional Hereditary

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During rainy days, when most of the places and streets of  the cities are water logged, Rickshaws are the one and only way of transport by which people travel in calamities. During rainy season, due to poor drainage system the roads are flooded and causes mechanical problems to the fuel  run vehicles, which most of the times ceases being effected by water. Thus Rickshaw remains the only hope for people to move to their destination during most of the natural calamities .During these sort of natural calamities the Rickshaw-pullers charges more than the regular rate.

Rickshaw Of Dacca
Photo credit: LIFE magazine

This picture was taken from the road of Dacca(now Dhaka) in the year 1954. Rickshaw was introduced in Dacca around early50’s.The Rickshaw in this picture looks bit different from the way it looks now.It has been a common way of transport since then.People used to ride on rickshaw for short distances.It was the cheapest form of transport for short distances.

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