I had clicked this picture on the streets of Kolkata whilst i was jaywalking. Hand-pulled rickshaws are still very common in Kolkata. It is sad in a way to see humans being made to do such kind of jobs. Whats even more saddening is that the people who pull these rickshaws are quite elderly.
To ban or not to ban this mode of transport has always been a matter of debate. On the positive side we wont have to witness elderly men pulling these rickshaws barefoot come rain or sunshine. But on the other hand, what other job should these rickshaw pullers look out for?? As far as i have learned from my experience in the city, these rickshaw-pullers come from very very poor families, where they are probably the only earning members.