A Mumbai autorickshaw driver has been turning heads and making headlines, after he turned his three-wheeler into what he claims is the city’s first ‘home system auto-rickshaw’.
Satyawan Gite’s autorickshaw is equipped with facilities like a washbasin, mobile phone charging points, plants and a television screen among other conveniences.
A sticker on the back of the vehicle asks passengers to, “Take aeroplane ride experience”.
Mumbai: Satyawan Gite, an auto-rickshaw driver has equipped his auto with facilities ranging from wash basin, mobile phone charging points, plants to desktop monitor, in order to provide comfortable rides to passengers. (20.11) pic.twitter.com/gLjZTSG7Yo
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2019
“You can charge your phone in my auto, there is purified drinking water, there is washbasin. I also don’t charge senior citizens for rides up to 1 km. The reason I did this is because I wanted to provide better services to passengers,” Gite told ANI.
The rickshaw has fans, passengers can enjoy music on a Bluetooth speaker, or watch something on a television screen using their mobiles.
Many were impressed by the facilities being offered, and some said the vehicle qualified to be classified as a “101% 1RK auto” given the cost of buying a home in Mumbai.
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— Abi John (@abiontop) November 21, 2019
— Syed Suhail | سید سہیل (@imsyedsuhail) November 21, 2019
Only mumbaiwallahs can do this!
— Sumit (@sumitp26) November 21, 2019
Yeh to ek flat hi ho Gaya. Mumbai Mai aise hi karke Ghar beche jaa sakte hai 🤣🤣
— 🎯DEVENDRA SAINI🎯 (@DevendersainiS) November 21, 2019
Ye sab services ki jaroorat bhi nahi.bas jaha jana hai waha chhod diya karo..
— Fenil (@TheThirdFriend) November 20, 2019
good job!!! only thing leftover is air purifier then damn! I will use your service daily 😁
— Utkarsh gupta उत्कर्ष ఉత్కర్ష్🌏 🕉️ (@utkarshkg) November 20, 2019
Earlier this year, a Pune auto-rickshaw driver was hailed on the internet for giving his vehicle a green makeover, by planting plants and flowers on his vehicle.
In 2015, another auto-rickshaw driver from Mumbai created a buzz by providing commuters with free wifi and other facilities.