Funky autorickshaw

Apr 03, 2013, 00:02 IST | Kartiki Nitin Lawate

A slice of the city that misses the eye

It’s his love for his autorickshaw that made Krishna Marne decorate his vehicle. And it seems to have paid off as his autohas fetched the b\FOTOWARETo Correction_NYOUR LIFE86516958.jpgest auto rickshaw prize at the state level Soundarya Sparadha of Rickshaws, held recently.

Marne spent lakhs of rupees in renovating the interiors of his auto and also changes the interiors as per the season. During summer, you will find a fan fitted in the auto and during the rainy season Marne changes the top to keep it transparent so that commuters can enjoy watching the rain without getting wet. There is a first aid box, a mobile charger, newspapers, magazines, a fire extinguisher and a music system in the auto. Marne has collected logos of antique cars and rickshaws and has used them to decorate his rickshaw. It took him more than 10 years to collect all the logos.

He has even asked people to buy paraphernalia for him from all over the world. Marne gives 50% discount to the visually-impaired commuters who travel by his rickshaw. People book his rickshaw for parties and special occasions as well. Marne now owns a transport business as well but started off 35 years ago with just one autorickshaw. 

The rickshaw that won the first prize at the Soundarya Spardha of Rickshaws. Lakhs were spent on the interiors of this vehicle. Pics/ Krunal Gosavi

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