Table 1 Typical NMV Use in Indian Cities

Type Use
Bicycle owners Commuters; working bicycles for delivery of goods and services
Tricycle owners Working tricycles used for the delivery of goods
Cycle-rickshaw owners Public transport service preferred by women who may not wish to use buses; delivery of goods
Rickshaw owners/pullers Public transport — hand-pulled rickshaws now in decline in most Indian cities (except Kolkata)
Animal cart owners Used for deliveries (but now in decline)