New rickshaw a blessing for pullers

This winter, Delhi's rickshaw pullers can look forward to spending chilly nights on comfortable beds — on wheels. The Delhi government's mother NGO for the homeless, St Stephen's Hospital, is all set to roll out convertible rickshaws with passenger seats that double up as beds, mosquito nets, fans and several other features. Chief minister Sheila Dikshit will launch the new model on October 23.

The convertible rickshaws aim to benefit all those who can be seen uncomfortably curled up in their vehicles at night irrespective of the weather conditions. There are around three lakh rickshaw pullers in Delhi. The makeshift beds will provide the much-needed rest to all those who sleep on the seats fearing their vehicles may be stolen, says Smriti Vaid of St Stephen's Hospital.............Read more


Source: The Times of India

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