An auto rickshaw (or auto, for short) seen in Kolkata. These are used in several Indian cities and towns for short distances. They may be on share or fully hired out. Their three wheel maneouverability and comparatively small size make auto drivers very nippy and it is not uncommon to see them squeezing into any/every gap in between lanes to beat traffic congestions. Very often auto drivers estimate clearances to other vehicles erroneously and bump in to other vehicles leading to colourful language on the fly.
Traditionally they were painted black and yellow, meaning petrol or diesel. The green ones run on LPG. This Bajaj version wil take 4 passengers in the back and perhaps one on each side of the driver at the front. There are larger versions too, built by other companies.
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