Stories of Auto-Rickshaws in India

The World Resources Institute and EMBARQ (the producer of this blog) today announced the release of “Sustainable Urban Transport in India: Role of the Auto-rickshaw Sector,” a report analyzing the role of the auto-rickshaw industry in improving sustainable transportation.

To accompany the report, we present three EMBARQ-produced videos, highlighting everyday stories of people who rely on auto-rickshaws for work, education and leisure:

Recognizing the role that auto-rickshaws play in sustainable urban transport and meeting daily commute needs in Mumbai will go a long way in improving conditions for drivers, as well as passengers, and will result in social and environmental benefits for Indian cities, as a whole.

An auto-rickshaw driver in the Indian City of Mumbai (Bombay) discusses the daily challenges of drivers, from a lack of governmental support, to the unstructured nature of ownership and licensing of drivers. This video aims to highlight the need for improvements in the auto-rickshaw sector. EMBARQ India is working toward these goals.

Vatsala works as a maid in Mumbai, India. Like many of the public in Mumbai—and cities throughout India—she relies on the auto-rickshaw to meet her demanding schedule and transportation needs. EMBARQ is working in India to improve the service to benefit the drivers, passengers and owners.


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