Tuk-Tuks – A Signature Mode of Transport for Developing Nations
- Auto rickshaws
- Compact & Cheap
- A report indicated that the sales of rickshaws in Egypt augmented by 50% to 60,000 a year since 2011
- India produces nearly 530,000 autos a year for its local market while it develops another 300,000 for export
To cut it short
Tuk-Tuk, the three wheeled wagon, first gained recognition in Japan and Italy. Since then the most-soughted vehicle has guzzled through the streets of Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Nigeria, Peru, Sri Lanka, Thailand and China. While the residents of Cairo use it as a taxi, Indians use it to travel short distances. Similarly, Srilankans utilize it as a family car whereas in the Gulf it is used to ferry guest around. Though, the low-budget companion of the middle-class incomer is looked down by some elites, there are a few level-headed who are hedging their bets on this mini-car!