The humble cycle rickshaw pullers also livesThe cycle-rickshaw guys are increasingly rare, these days. Parry's Corner, in Chennai, is possibly one of the largest wholesale markets. Though the streets are not clean, the narrow roads that lead to the main roads are also full of shops of every kind. There are several wholesale silver vessel shops from where an entire lot of vessels for weddings are purchased. One also finds brass vessels. Obviously, when the temperatures shoot up, people need transport to go around. Here is where one can still see the cycle rickshaw guys who charge you Rs 50 to transport you with a little luggage for half a kilometre or less. For two people, they charge Rs 80 to Rs 100/-.
We need to support these non-polluting guys who make a little money and manage to live. Perhaps we need some pension scheme for such people or co-operatives that can be formed to make their life more better. Do you have such rickshaw pullers in your locality? What do you feel about them?