Cycle Rickshaw Pullers

Cycle Rickshaw Drivers

Minimum No entry barrier

Not applicable

The tasks a Driver, Cycle Rickshaw is expected to perform include:

Driving cycle rickshaw on hire or as paid employee to transport passengers from one place to another

Observing road signals and traffic rules

Driving passengers to destination and helping in loading and unloading luggage

Cleaning and oiling rickshaw and attending to minor repairs

Settling and collecting fair, if plying on hire

Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations

Efficient in implementing safety and precautionary measures while driving

Knowledge of distance covered, fares, routes, etc.Proficient in basic arithmetic

Not applicable

Good communication skills

Ability to multi-task

Good bargaining skills

Physically fit



It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is apart of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 6/7 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system is available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

Health risks include exposure to extreme temperatures, air and noise pollution, etc.

Occupational hazards include mental and physical strain, joint pains, accidents, etc., if not taken care of

For candidates with experience - 1,200 to 4,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Size and Expected Growth of the Indian Transport and Logistics Sector

According to a report by the World Bank, India?s transport sector is large and diverse; it caters to the needs of 1.1 billion people. In 2007, the sector contributed about 5.5 percent to the nation?s GDP, with road transportation contributing the lion?s share. Good physical connectivity in the urban and rural areas is essential for economic growth.

The non-polluting and environment-friendly cycle rickshaws are one of the cheapest modes of intra-city transport. They play a pivotal role in providing point-to-point connectivity, helping people reach nearby markets, railway stations and bus terminals and allowing them to commute short distances in narrow lanes where cars and auto rickshaws cannot easily travel. The neighborhood rickshaw puller often provides door-to-door transport services for children in nursery schools. In crowded markets, they serve as a convenient mode of transport in ferrying goods to nearby areas. Rickshaws are also used for garbage collection. Lately, cycle rickshaws have become an indispensable feeder service for many in India and rise in the demand for such transport facilities has added to the employment opportunities for Driver, Cycle Rickshaw nationwide.

Government and private rickshaw operators


Hotels and guest houses

Restaurants and dhabas

Cities and towns across India