Auto rickshaws in India are always looked upon with suspicion. It is almost understood that they will ‘take you for a ride’ and never charge you the correct amount. Even with the recent hike in their meter rates, it is very difficult to find an auto which wants to run on it. Though things are getting better in New Delhi, the auto rickshaws of Bhopal haven’t changed much. The meters are hardly used and to make it worse for the commuter, they are used as decorative items! For instance, see the one in the picture. It wasn’t going to function so the driver decided to make it into a mean looking octopus! The idea was wonderful and the meaning was pretty much in your face…’Try to be smart, and I will definitely get my ‘hands’ on you!’
This Auto Meter means Business!