Rickshaws of Burdwan.
The rickshaws and the rickshaw pullers of Burdwan is a big problem for Burdwan. Rickshaws are still the major source of transportation for the people of Burdwan. The rickshaws in Burdwan are increasing day by day. The Reason for the increase in rickshaws of Burdwan is due to the unemployment and the low money income of the near by rural people of Bengal. The rural population of Bengal is totally dependent on agriculture, but the people of Bengal just to get better facilities as well as the basic amneties of life move on to the cities known as the term immigration that is moving of one place to other.
These unemployed people get the best possible job of pulling a rickshaw on the roads. The number of rickshaws on the roads of Burdwan are increasing day by day which is a Big problem for the roads of Burdwan. These creates regular traffic jams on the B.C.Road of Burdwan regularly specially during the morning and the evening time.
The roads Of Burdwan are very narrow just like lanes and it is also a problem why it can not handle so much of vehicles plying on the roads and hence leading to traffic jams.
Another big problem is the Attitude of the rickshaw pullers of Burdwan. The behavior of these rickshaw pullers are very rough. Not all but most of them do not behave properly with their customers. They fight and quarrel with the customers for the hire amount. While driving also they think that they are the king of the road and drive like anything. They do not bother about the traffic jams and they stand in a place on the roads or drive in a way which will create a traffic jam for sure. They also ignore the customers during the noon time and are very lazy.
There are many Illegal rickshaws in Burdwan. The municipality is trying hard to keep a record of all this and take necessary steps but again the whole government is corrupted. There are also groups of these rickshaw pullers and if anything happens to anyone or anyone ill treats with any of them then the whole committee will be in favor him. The customers are taken away with the right of bargaining with the rickshaw pullers for the fare with such an attitude and behavior of these rickshaw pullers.
Solution to these ever increasing rickshaw problems of Burdwan.
There are many solution for the problem of Rickshaws in Burdwan. The very first step that the Burdwan Municipality can take is they can strictly treat with the illegal rickshaw pullers and should ban such rickshaw pullers.
Secondly there should be a standard fare rate from one place to another set by the municipality so that neither the rickshaw puller nor the customer has to quarrel over it.
Auto Rickshaws can also be introduced. This may change the media of regular transportation for the people of Burdwan and there will be a hustle free life for the people of Burdwan those who do not like travelling by rickshaws within Burdwan.
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