The long parallel bars and colourful seats with the ‘tung tang’ rhythm of the bells, make Rickshaw an emblem of Kolkata tradition. There are an estimated 24,000 rickshaw pullers in Kolkata. But hand-pulled rickshaws are mostly confined to the traditional localities of this city. Bowbazar, College Street, Hogg Market, Bhowanipur, Kalighat, Shyambazar, Amherst Street, Ballygunge are the localities of ‘Rickshaw Communities’. The vehicle is marked as the most convenient and cheap transport.