Manual Rickshaw Labor can conserved by Motorized Rickshaw without Interrupt Power System in Bangladesh

Author (s):

  1. Md. Meganur Rhaman, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology, Dhaka,


Rickshaw has become a symbol of Bangladesh, in local transport system and especially for its design and arts. Dhaka is the capital city of Bangladesh is known as the world’s capital city of Rickshaws. The word ‘’Rickshaw’’ originates from the Japanese word ‘’jinrikisha’’. In Japanese language ‘’jin’’ means human, ‘’riki’’ means power or force and ‘’sha’’ means vehicle. So, literally ‘’jinirikisha’’ means human powered vehicle [1]. In Bangladesh Rickshaw differs from its originality. Bangladesh has adopted three wheeled Rickshaw. There are no accurate figures or statics of Rickshaws that operates in the streets of Dhaka. Around 700,000- 800,000 Rickshaws are operating in Dhaka city now in the year 2012 and employ over one million people. Rickshaws account for more than half of Dhaka’s transport vehicles, 70 per cent of its passengers, and 43 per cent of the total passenger mileage. Every day, about seven million passenger trips are made in Dhaka by rickshaw over a distance of 11 million passenger-miles. This is nearly double the output of London’s Underground [2]. Still now in Bangladesh as a profession of Rickshaw driving is considered very low status job. Very a few passengers behave with respect to a Rickshaw driver. Bangladeshi people call a Rickshaw driver as ‘’Rickshawala’’. The Rickshawalas are doing very hard job, two or three persons seat down on Rickshaw and driver pull or drive them by hands or foots. It is very much inhumanity. The main objective of this paper to save them from that kind of difficult job by using electric motor instate of pull or drive manually. The Rickshaw will take charge from Grid Line Power system in off-peak time when the demand of electricity comes down.

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