Chennai, Sep 04, 2023: In India, three-wheeler autos are some of the most common modes of public transport available. These autos are often simplistically designed, but their owners sometimes give their humble vehicles an impressive makeover.
An auto driver is gaining much recognition online as videos of his unique auto go viral. Kubendiran, an auto driver from Chennai, has fitted his three-wheeler auto with potted plants, slim motivational books, and a drinking water facility. He has also put up posters urging people to support causes like organ donation and environment conservation.
Earlier this week, Instagram user @depthoughtsz shared a video of this specially designed auto. This clip has so far gathered over 1.8 lakh likes. Commenting on it, an Instagram user wrote, “That’s a Travelling Park! Wow”. Another person wrote, “this is not rikshaw this is mini garden”.
Previously, Delhi’s Mahendra Kumar also designed his auto in the same eco-friendly manner. Kumar has grown a little kitchen garden on the roof of his auto. This garden protects him and the passengers from direct sunlight and lowers the vehicle’s temperature. Kumar first implemented this innovative idea in 2020.
While talking to news agency Reuters about the motivation behind the movable garden, he said, “I thought that this will provide a cooling effect during summer so that is why I grew plants on it.” He added, “People took a liking to it and told me that they feel good. Now people often take pictures and record videos of me and my vehicle.”
Courtesy: Indian Express