Impact of Simple Unreliable Technology in Transport: A Study on the Battery Driven Rickshaws in Sylhet City

Abdul Latif ., Anamul Islam ., Hasan Mahmud .

Abstract


There is a dire need to introduce technology in manual rickshaws in Bangladesh for a long period as this vehicle is contributing more in transport sector and created a huge employment opportunities in Bangladesh but termed as inhumane and sign of underdevelopment. Newly introduced motorized rickshaws reduced the physical efforts and increase speed but create some complexities in technical and legal aspects. The main objective of the paper is to study the impact of simple unreliable technology introduced in battery driven rickshaw. For this descriptive-analytical research 300 rickshaw pullers are selected on the basis of random probabilistic sampling for primary data and the secondary data were collected from published books, research journal, magazine, newspapers etc. Data were analyzed by SPSS19 to find out frequencies and percentiles to interpret the data. It is found that in spite of introducing speed and reducing manual efforts to drive that green vehicle, absence of legal framework and unreliability of simple technology the rickshaw pullers are harassed frequently both financially and physically. Introducing laws for that vehicle, improving the technology to provide security to rickshaw pullers and passengers can remove the allegation against that type of green vehicles.

Keywords


Battery Driven Rickshaws, Unreliable Simple Technology, Financial & Physical Harassment, Green vehicle.

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