• Short Summary

    DESPITE THE INROADS MADE BY MODERN METHODS OF TRANSPORT THE OLD CITY OF DELHI -- NORTHERN INDIA'S LARGEST DISTRIBUTION CENTRE -- STILL CLINGS TO MORE TRADITIONAL MEANS OF MOVING MEN AND GOODS AROUND.

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    BULLOCK CARTS; MAN CARRYING BUNDLE ON HEAD; MAN DRIVING CART; RICKSHAW; MOTOR CYCLE; SCOOTER TAXI; BUSES. (NATSOF)




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    Background: DESPITE THE INROADS MADE BY MODERN METHODS OF TRANSPORT THE OLD CITY OF DELHI -- NORTHERN INDIA'S LARGEST DISTRIBUTION CENTRE -- STILL CLINGS TO MORE TRADITIONAL MEANS OF MOVING MEN AND GOODS AROUND.

    WITH STREETS THAT ARE TOO NARROW TO ALLOW BUSES AND LORRIES THROUGH, AND A BUS SERVICE THAT IS INADEQUATE FOR THE CITY'S NEED ALTERNATIVE MEANS OF TRANSPORT ARE VITAL.

    SO, THE STREETS ARE THRONGED WITH BULLOCK CARTS, RICKSHAWS AND "JHALLI WALLAHS" CARRYING BUNDLES ON THEIR HEADS, AND BICYCLES. DELHI IS REPUTED TO HAVE MORE BICYCLES THAN ANY OTHER CITY IN ASIA. IN THE CIVIL SERVICE THEY ARE ALMOST A TOKEN OF OFFICE SINCE MOST GOVERNMENT WORKERS RIDE THEM TO THEIR OFFICES.

    THERE ARE FEW TAXIS. IN THEIR PLACE THE CITIZENS USE HORSE-DRAWN TONGAS WHICH CARRY FOUR PASSENGERS. NOW A MECHANICAL VERSION OF THE OLD, LEG-DRIVEN RICKSHAW IS BEGINNING TO APPEAR ON THE STREETS. IT IS A CONVERTED SCOOTER. A LARGER VERSION, POWERED BY A HEAVY MOTOR CYCLE, IS GRADUALLY TAKING OVER FROM THE HORSE FOR DRAWING THE TONGA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEA9UJKT5Y8BHU13X51VHC55VT
    Media URN:
    VLVAEA9UJKT5Y8BHU13X51VHC55VT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/12/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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