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photoblog image A few hours in Kolkata Part A  #14

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #14

Nearby, in Kolkata Port, the heavy duty Human Powered Vehicles [HPV] are fully deployed.

 

Kolkata

A few hours in Kolkata Part A #14

Nearby, in Kolkata Port, the heavy duty Human Powered Vehicles [HPV] are fully deployed.

 

Kolkata

comments (9)

  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 24 May 2018, 03:07
Fascinating.
Ray: Costs are low, so the work is available...
It truly is another world, Ray.
Ray: Just a short hop across the Andaman Sea from us, Frank...you could do a little side-trip when you visit me...
Depaysement garanti ...impressionnant de voir ce mode de vie !
Bonne journée
Ray: La plupart des choses à Kolkata me laissaient bouche bée et effrayée, Claudine.

Most things in Kolkata left me open-mouthed and awed, Claudine.
Something in me rebels against human beings having to be transportation devices.
Ray: Oh...why is this so, Larry?
  • Martine
  • France
  • 24 May 2018, 07:07
Quels chargements, c'est impressionnant.
Ray: Il est étonnant de voir à quel point ces véhicules peuvent être lourdement chargés, Martine.

It is astonishing to see how heavily loaded these vehicles can be, Martine.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 24 May 2018, 07:18
Marvellous photojournalism Ray. I am intrigued as to why the bus needs a grill on the back window.
Ray: Welded-on, heavy-duty grills seemed common on buses and trams in Kolkata, Chad, but I never did find out why.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 24 May 2018, 07:36
I like the low-tech approach to the HPV. The tyres look good for thousands of miles yet smile
Ray: These vehicles seem to be exceptional strong, Alan, but are probably quite difficult to roll even when not carrying a load.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 24 May 2018, 07:41
It's quite amazing to see these things in action. I wonder what the life expectancy of the barrow pullers are? Probably quite short..
Ray: I don't know about their life expectancy, Chris, but would not be surprised if they lived a long time due to getting adequate exercise.
A clean form of transport apart from the occasional naturally produced gases
Ray: I have seen these HPV utilities operating in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, Bill...still very common in South Asia.

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