In India, the term rickshaw usually refers to cycle rickshaws, although their number is decreasing. In cities where both pulled rickshaws and auto rickshaws are present, the term auto is often used to refer to the auto rickshaw to avoid confusion.
Cycle rickshaws are still common in towns and villages throughout India, including Central Delhi and Kolkata.
Matheran, India, is a tourist hill station near Mumbai. It is an eco-sensitive zone where motor vehicles are banned so man-pulled rickshaws are still one of the major forms of transport there.
- Fazilka "Dial a Rickshaw"
In June 2008, the Punjab border town of Fazilka began offering rickshaw service similar to dial-up taxi cab operations. Named "Ecocabs", it is known locally as "Pushpak Sewa". the first modified light-weight low-floor rickshaw was introduced under the name Nano. In 2010, the service was introduced by the state governments of Punjab and Haryana upon the orders of the Honorable Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Ecocabs were introduced by the Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board in association with Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) and District Administration in Amritsar. Here in the Ecocabs FM Radio facility is also available. Its concept as Para Transit Mode of Public Transport along with Rickshaw design improvement is well taken by various other Indian cities as well.
On the similar line of Ecocabs, in November 2010, Patiala GreenCABS were introduced in the city by the local NGO, the Patiala Foundation
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