An autorickshaw driver in Mumbai is the talk of the town as he has equipped his vehicle with facilities ranging from a wash basin, mobile phone charging points, plants and a desktop monitor.
The auto-rickshaw driver, Satyawan Gite, also does not charge senior citizens for rides up to one kilometer. Behind the vehicle, there are catchy captions such as—'Mumbai's first home system autorickshaw', 'The complete family entertainment' and 'Mumbai's favourite autorickshaw'.
Mumbai: Satyawan Gite, an auto-rickshaw driver has equipped his auto with facilities ranging from wash basin, mobile phone charging points, plants to desktop monitor, in order to provide comfortable rides to passengers. (20.11) pic.twitter.com/gLjZTSG7Yo
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2019
"You can charge your phone in my auto. There is purified drinking water and there is a wash basin. I also don't charge senior citizens for rides up to one kilometre. The reason I did this is that I wanted to provide better services to passengers," he told ANI. Asked about Twinkle Khanna's photograph of his '101 percent 1RK' auto on Instagram, the humble driver was pleasantly surprised and said he admires the former actress and her husband Akshay Kumar.
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#Repost @tweakindia ・・・ Equipped with a window garden, washbasin and a desktop monitor, this genius Mumbai rickshaw belongs in the jugaad Hall Of Fame. READ THE STORY by clicking on Linkin.bio/ on our @tweakindia page and click on the corresponding image. Have you spotted or better still, taken a ride in Kamal Govil’s ‘chakachak Mumbai’ rickshaw? Share your best #jugaad stories via comments below. A post shared by Twinkle Khanna (@twinklerkhanna) on
"I didn't know about it but I am very surprised as well. I am a big fan of her and Akshay Kumar. I wish I could meet Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna," Gite said.
Khanna on Wednesday re-posted the auto's picture from the page of Tweak India which is her own digital media platform.
"Equipped with a window garden, washbasin, and a desktop monitor, this genius Mumbai rickshaw belongs in the jugaad Hall Of Fame," read the caption of the post.
On Twitter, many appreciated Gite’s efforts, while others posted hilarious suggestions.
This is how Twitter reacted to the autorickshaw driver's efforts:
😂😂😂 he should take over Air India ...
— rraj #PeaceForSridevi (@CRaajc) November 21, 2019
Only mumbaiwallahs can do this! 👍 — Sumit (@sumitp26) November 21, 2019
good job!!! only thing leftover is air purifier then damn! I will use your service daily 😁
— Utkarsh gupta उत्कर्ष ఉత్కర్ష్🌏 🕉️ (@utkarshkg) November 20, 2019
Where is washing machine?? — Shiva Teja శివ తేజ शिव तेजा (@ssteja11) November 20, 2019
Another golden page in "Spirit of Mumbai" 😉
— Ajay J. (@newt_sch) November 21, 2019
With inputs from ANI
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Updated Date: Nov 21, 2019 17:32:39 IST