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Uttar Pradesh Cops Stop a 27-Passenger Autorickshaw [Video]

Autorickshaws are part of public transportation in India, and most major cities have shared auto services that provide last-mile connection. If you’ve ever travelled to Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, or perhaps Tamil Nadu, you’ve probably seen these autorickshaws filled with passengers. Police officers in Uttar Pradesh were surprised after stopping an autorickshaw in Fatehpur. A modest autorickshaw with a maximum capacity of four people carried 27 passengers. The video of the autorickshaw and its passengers has already gone viral on social media.

The cops on duty can be seen in the footage halting the autorickshaw and counting the number of passengers on board. According to multiple media reports, cops were examining and halting automobiles that were driving recklessly or exceeding the speed limit on the route. They observed the autorickshaw as the driver drove recklessly. When cops urged him to stop, the driver did not. Later, the autorickshaw and driver were pursued by cops. Cops saw the amount of passengers inside the vehicle once the driver came to a halt.

In this video, the cops can be seen counting the passengers as they get out of the auto. At total of 27 passengers including both elderly and children got out from the autorickshaw. It is not known why the driver was ferrying so many passengers in it and how did he manage to convince the passengers. After the incident, the cops have seized the autorickshaw.

It is not uncommon to find share autorickshaws tightly packed with passengers on Indian roads but using an autorickshaw like a mini bus is completely unacceptable. Two adults excluding the driver where sitting with the driver at the front and rest of 25 passengers were at the back. Thankfully cops managed to stop the autorickshaw before any accident happened. overloaded autorickshaw along with rash driving is a sure shot recipe for an accident. As there were passengers sitting at the front of the rickshaw, it was quite clear that, the driver did not have full control on the vehicle. He cannot move his hand around to make turns or necessary adjustments while driving. As the autorickshaw was overloaded, it was quite possible that the vehicle might lose its balance in a corner. There is only one wheel at the front and unlike cars, an autorickshaw can easily topple.

Months ago, another autorickshaw driver from Delhi was in the news after he decided to grow a mini garden on the roof of his autorickshaw. He came up with this idea to actually beat summer. He got famous as people are surprised to see an autorickshaw with a garden on its roof. People even stop him to click pictures and pose with autorickshaw. He thought of this roof top garden idea around two years ago. He has grown 20 varieties which include crops, herbs, shrubs and flowers. He even planted lettuce, tomato, and millets on the roof of his autorickshaw.

Video Via: Hindustan Times

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