Auto-Rickshaw: an interesting mode of transportation on three wheels
Auto-Rickshaws are also called three-wheelers and are available in plentiful for traveling within Delhi NCR. These are very cheap to hire, almost 1/3rd the cost of taxi charges, but you must negotiate the rate before you sit in them. Availability is one thing but getting drivers to agree to take you to your desired destination is another. Of course money talks better than your argument with them but when in need make sure that you are polite and show your emergency.
Though every auto-rickshaw is equipped with a rate ‘meter’ ,the authorized way of charging for the services based on distance traveled, sometimes its better to negotiate the price beforehand, else there are high chance that you are taken through a longer route. You can only appear smart by knowing your way, otherwise, there is no recourse to the extra money paid.
Auto-rickshaws are certainly not for the faint-hearted. Drivers can drive them in any lane, against the opposite traffic, and turn without any signal.
Open from both the sides, traveling in auto-rickshaw in colder months can be very dreadful if you are not well packed.
Safety can be a concern in an auto-rickshaw since they are open from both the sides. The sudden brakes can throw you off the street and often the drivers drive the rickshaw in the nights without head-lights.
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