New in Town: The CNG Rickshaw.
Spotted at the Iqra University Gulshan-e-Iqbal campus, this CNG rickshaw may not look very different but it really stands out for being super quiet. Manufactured locally and costing around 1,45,000/-, this new alternative is soon to replace the noisy ones from the streets of Karachi for ever.

16 Comments so far

  1. Feet Maestro (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 7:37 pm

    Argh! Do you ever read what you write? “supper quite” is just embarrassing. KMB bloggers: you are in serious need of quality control.

  2. suhail (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 8:32 pm

    well, i think they need to change the shape also…

  3. SS (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 8:37 pm

    I hope the new CNG Rikshaw association must be looking for ways to change the old but well said write ups on their rikshaw by replacing it with new concept similar to the one we all saw here on the rear glass of a car. What this is going to bring on their meter reading however, has yet to be seen.

  4. Monkey (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 8:50 pm

    Wow, this is really interesting!

  5. Sufi (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 9:03 pm

    Jamash I heard about them a long time back.

  6. MB (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 9:36 pm

    Thanks Jamash. Good pick.
    Yeah we heard about them some time back. But they look good. At least now. Let’s hope every khan sahab has it. How different Karachi would be without Rickshaw noise. Boring hojaaiga phir toh. Kidding.

  7. Hamza (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 10:59 pm

    c’mon guys a change is required in the city……and imagine the busy tariq road or M.A.Jinnah road without the noice of a rickshaw……it will be a great change…

  8. Nadeem (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 11:25 pm

    Best news I have heard in a long time about Karachi.

  9. karachi4eva (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 11:29 pm

    wait till the rickshaw walas start doing the “jugar” with the engine and muffler silencers to make it more fuel efficient… thats exactly what they did with the old ones.. trust me they werent suppose to be that loud…

  10. Abdul Sami (unregistered) on November 27th, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    is it self start one?

  11. ash (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 3:40 am

    For ever? lets see about that. I believe the noisy rickshaw isnt going down without a fight. Those fossils own the streets of Karachi and they know it. :)

  12. SWA (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 5:19 am

    Great news! but at that price range, maybe the rickshah-walaas can afford another alternative: The Alif

  13. adeelz (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 6:03 am

    Is the lighter/warmer shade of blue the distinguishing feature? a bit of “green” mixed in with the blue, perhaps…

    I agree with you ash, the snarly, farty old racket will probably survive longer than the cockroaches after a nuclear holocaust

  14. Faisal (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 7:22 am

    @Feet Maestro,

    “Argh! Do you ever read what you write? “supper quite” is just embarrassing. KMB bloggers: you are in serious need of quality control.”

    I have been politely trying to make the same point as you for quite some time. Some of the mistakes are so simple and elementary that they truly are embarrassing.

  15. AUSSI_PAKI (unregistered) on November 28th, 2006 @ 1:09 pm


    Your attention to detail is commendable. However, please this is not University or school so please let go and let everyone experience an easy going Karachi on KMB.

    Your patience would be appreciated. I can only advise, however, the rest is up to you.

  16. zarish (unregistered) on November 29th, 2006 @ 9:18 am

    I saw a few of these new rickshaw’s on the streets of karachi when I was there last month. It’s not all that much quieter. From what I heard the Khan ji’s don’t really like them because they say it doesn’t have as much power as the old rickshaws did. Also the larger size makes it difficult for them to maneuver through small alleys.

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