Monday, September 5, 2016

Rickshaw Capital of the World

So yo are thinking about the Rickshaw capital in the world. Yes its the one and only beautiful country Bangladesh you will find it. Three-wheeled rickshaws are one of the well-known trade marks of the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka.
It is one of the most important modes of transport in the country - millions of people use these rickshaws to commute every day. With almost 4 Lakh rickshaws running in the city, that too on cycles, the city is known otherwise as the “Rickshaw capital of the world”. Rickshaws also ply the streets of other major cities, as well as the countryside. Bangladeshi rickshaws are decorated with colorful posters and boards, often depicting movie stars, national monuments or religious icons.
 Rickshaw art is considered a form of neo-romanticism. This unique trend started in Rajshahi and Dhaka in the 1950s. Each region of Bangladesh has a distinct style of rickshaw art. For example, rickshaw art in Chittagong and Comilla are dominated by floral scenery and Arabic texts. Auto-rickshaws are widely seen in urban centers. Cycle-driven carts are found in many parts of the country. Bangladeshi rickshaw art has received international fame, and has been called "people's art". Across Bangladesh many people took Rickshaw driving as a part time job and they are welly having paid.