Posts tagged with 'rickshaws'
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers.
How Am I Driving? A Dialogue on Auto-Rickshaw Drivers in India
The ubiquitous three-wheeler holds national consciousness, where little is known about their drivers. Photo by Akshay Mahajan   This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation   As India’s urban ...
New Release: Review of Literature in India's Urban Auto-Rickshaw Sector
New Release: Review of Literature in India's Urban Auto-Rickshaw Sector
  Increased urbanization has brought with it a significant rise in the demand for transport, as well as an increase in the use of private vehicles in Indian cities. Auto-rickshaws are an important part of the urban transport landscape in ...
E-Tricycles Coming to the Streets of the Philippines
E-Tricycles Coming to the Streets of the Philippines
The Asian Development Bank (ADB), along with the Philippine Department of Energy, has begun implementing a plan to introduce as many as 100,000 electric tricycles to the streets of the Philippines by 2020. Tricycles, smoke-belching and inexpensive three-wheeled vehicles found ...
Q&A with Padmasree Harish: Easy Auto Service
Q&A with Padmasree Harish: Easy Auto Service
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation Easy Auto is a fleet auto-rickshaw service that provides pre-paid and dial-an-auto-rickshaw service in Patna, the capital of the Indian state of Bihar. Established in ...
Smartphone Apps Ease Auto-Rickshaw Rides in Mumbai
Smartphone Apps Ease Auto-Rickshaw Rides in Mumbai
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In a city as large as Mumbai—with a population of more than 12 million people—transportation can be a challenge. While residents have ...
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot's New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
Q&A with Akshay Mani: Rajkot's New Auto-Rickshaw Fleet
One week ago, with assistance from  EMBARQ India, the city of Rajkot, in partnership with Nirmal Foundation, launched the G-Auto service, debuting a new fleet of auto-rickshaws, featuring a unified brand and dial-a-rixa (call-in) service, on July 13. The initial fleet includes 50 ...
Fazilka Ecocabs Offers New Paradigm for Non-Motorized Transport in Indian Cities
Fazilka Ecocabs Offers New Paradigm for Non-Motorized Transport in Indian Cities
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Cycle rickshaws, an eco-friendly mode of transport, continue to play a role in para-transit and non-motorized modes of transport in Indian ...
Vote Now! "EnterPrizing" New Mobility in India
Vote Now! "EnterPrizing" New Mobility in India
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In 2009, when Nirmal Kumar first started G-Auto, a dial-a-rickshaw service, little did he know that it would grow into a hugely ...
Rajkot Catalyzes Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship
Rajkot Catalyzes Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Rajkot is one of the fastest growing cities in India, with a population of around 1.3 million in 2011. Rapid urbanization and ...
Smart Technology Entrepreneurship Initiatives for Auto-Rickshaw Rides
Smart Technology Entrepreneurship Initiatives for Auto-Rickshaw Rides
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. In a previous blog post, we highlighted the various opportunities in the auto-rickshaw sector for entrepreneurs to develop innovative businesses. One ...
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
Q&A with Anuradha Bhavnani: Insights on Finance for India's Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurs
This blog post is a part of the catalyzing new mobility program and receives support from The Rockefeller Foundation. Last month, EMBARQ India hosted an event, “Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit,” in Mumbai to discuss the challenges and opportunities of ...
Bajaj's RE60: A Four-Wheeler, But Not a Car?
Bajaj's RE60: A Four-Wheeler, But Not a Car?
In 2001, Bajaj Auto Ltd. revolutionized the motorcycle market in India with the launch of the Pulsar two-wheeler. Now, the firm is looking at another sector-wide transformation: At the 2012 Auto Expo, Bajaj Auto Ltd. showcased its new four-wheeler, the RE 60. This ...
Meet Vatsala: Portrait of an Auto-Rickshaw User
Meet Vatsala: Portrait of an Auto-Rickshaw User
Vatsala makes a living doing housework. After she wakes up, Vatsala goes to the tap to get water, takes a bath, prays, cooks the day’s meals for her family and heads to work using an auto-rickshaw. She gets two days ...
India Showcases Hydrogen Fuel Auto-Rickshaws
India Showcases Hydrogen Fuel Auto-Rickshaws
  Auto-rickshaws are a mode of low-cost, point-to-point transportation in Indian cities. The use of two-stroke engines running on gasoline and diesel, coupled with poor maintenance, often results in high pollutant emissions, particularly particulate matter and hydrocarbons. There have been ...
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit
This post was originally published on EMBARQ.org on February 10, 2012 by Divya Kottadiel. EMBARQ India organized and hosted Rickshaw Rising: An Auto-Rickshaw Entrepreneurship Summit on February 10 to present the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneur-driven organized fleet auto-rickshaw services, as an integral part ...
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