Auto Rickshaw


Auto Driver Held For Assaulting Woman

Bangalore, Jun 27, 2014 (DHNS): The auto driver, who allegedly assaulted a woman passenger on Tuesday night near Shanthinagar, was arrested by the Ashok Nagar police on Friday. According to the police, the driver has been identified as Rajendra, 45, from Sunkadakatte. He was arrested based on the complaint lodged by Rachita Taneja, a social activist, for assault and demanding excess fare.

The driver had reportedly demanded Rs 150 for a two-km ride but the woman refused to pay and instead clicked the picture of the auto's registration number, and threatened to complain to the police. All hell broke lose when the angry driver started clicking Taneja's photographs, and pushed her.


There are two types of autorickshaws in India. In older versions the engines were situated below the driver's seat, while in newer versions engines are located in the rear. They normally run on petrol, CNG and diesel. The seating capacity of a normal rickshaw is four, including the driver's seat. Six-seater rickshaws exist in different parts of the country, but the model was officially banned in the city of Pune 10 January 2003 by the Regional Transport Authority (RTA).[15]

CNG autos are distinguishable from the earlier petrol-powered autos by a green and yellow livery, as opposed to the earlier black and yellow appearance. Certain local governments are advocating for four-stroke engines instead of the current two-stroke versions.

Auto Rickshaws from other parts of the world.

Central America

The mototaxi or moto is the El Salvadoran version of the auto rickshaw. These are most commonly made from the front end and engine of a motorcycle attached to a two-wheeled passenger area in back. Commercially produced models, such as the Indian Bajaj brand, are also employed.

South America

It is a common sight in the rural areas, towns and cities of Peru to see auto rickshaws, locally known as "mototaxis," "motokars", "taxi cholo", or "cholotaxi" lining up to pick up passengers as their fares are generally lower than car taxis. They are also in the capital, Lima, but they are usually restricted to the peripheral districts. The "jungle" cities and towns in eastern Peru are famous for their prevalence of auto rickshaws. This vehicle, usually running on regular unleaded gasoline, is the main non-private transport vehicle, and is known as "motocarro", "mototaxi" or "tuk-tuk" (for foreigners). Many of the jungle areas of eastern Peru can be extremely noisy as a result of poorly maintained auto rickshaws and other 2 or 3-wheel vehicles, especially in high traffic or hilly areas. Auto-rickshaw brands such as the Indian-made Bajaj, which use GLP [a form of liquified petroleum gas which some car taxis also use] are much quieter.

East Africa