Thursday, December 18, 2008
INDIA VACATION 2007
INDIAN MODES OF TRANSPORT
Highways in India can be very crowded, yet traffic flows reasonably well, if chaotically. On the verge and in the right-hand lane you will find pedestrians, cows, bicycles and even elephants. Next, towards the centre of the highway, you will see auto-rickshaws, camels, bullock carts; then come cars, then, in the centre, buses and trucks. There is constant movement back and forth as vehicles enter and exit the highway at considerable speed and with little room to spare. But somehow, there is order in chaos!
From top to bottom, the photos show: an auto-rickshaw and driver in Diu, a Rajasthan camel, a colourfully-decorated three-wheeled truck such as are seen all over India, and a bullock cart in Gujarat.