Horse Carriage Driver

Cart Driver

Rickshaw Puller

Doli Carrier

Minimum 5th standard

Will be updated

The tasks a Supervisor, Animal- Drawn and Manually Operated Transport Equipment is expected to perform include:

Engaging in supervising, hiring and plying of horse carriages, carts, rickshaws, dolies and other animal drawn and manually operated vehicles and transport equipment, not elsewhere classified.

Knowledge of harnessing and hitching animals to carriage

Experience in driving carriage, observing road signals and traffic rules

Proficient in loading and unloading baggage

Aware of settling and collecting fare from passengers when plying on hire

Basic knowledge of grooming and feeding animals and clean carriage and stable in absence of Stableman

Basic knowledge of stacking material, making deliveries, collecting payments and obtaining and issuing receipts

Will be updated

Work independently

Willing to perform laborious tasks

Follow instructions

Excellent communication skills



It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is necessary

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Flexible working hours

Minimum 8 hours of work everyday

May have to work in shifts

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Occupational hazards include fatigue, body ache, stress, etc.

During off season -INR3,000 toINR6,000 per month

During off season -INR30,000 toINR45,000 per month

Largely employed as daily wage worker

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Pack Animal Driver

Rate of wages -INR6,000 toINR7,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)


For beginners in the family tradition business -INR450 per day

For candidates with forest department ?INR4,860 toINR8,820 per month

For candidates with temples ?INR1,320 toINR4,560 per month

For candidates with private institutions ?INR1,080 toINR6,660 per month

For candidates with private individual ?INR1,740 toINR4,500 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Rickshaw Puller

Average monthly income of Rickshaw Puller ?INR1,200 toINR4,500 per month


The farm family needs to move small quantities of inputs to the farm, harvested crops from field to home (often over rough terrain), and small surpluses to market. Small vehicles traveling at low speed over simple roads and tracks seem to best match this need. In fact, the animal-drawn cart in most developing countries still dominates this activity. In India, it has been shown that the total national investment in bullock carts exceeds the investment in either the national railroads or the national road network, and the number of ton-miles of material moved is comparable. Recognizing that bullock carts are going to be part of the Indian transport network for many years to come, organizations such as the Indian Institute of Management have initiated work to improve cart designs through better bearings, lighter frames, and wheels less damaging to roadways. They are also developing harnesses that are not injurious to the draft animals (see The Management of Animal Energy Resources and the Modernization of the Bullock Cart System).

Cycle rickshaws were introduced in Delhi in the 1940's when they were seen as a major technological advancement over the hand-pulled rickshaws. One would have expected them to disappear with the fast growth of modern, motorised transport. But their number has grown phenomenally in the last couple of decades, testifying to a vibrant and increasing demand for this service.The Commissioner of Traffic police, says there are about ten lakh rickshaws in the entire region of Delhi. More conservative estimates put the figure at six lakhs. In addition, there are at least 20,000 mechanics servicing this sector. Delhi has several thousand contractors owning anything from five or ten to a few hundred rickshaws. Add to it thousands of those in the small scale sector who are involved in the manufacture of various components used in assembling of rickshaws. On an average, the earning of a rickshaw puller supports five or six others. Thus, at least 50 to 60 lakh people's livelihood is dependent on the labour of Delhi's rickshaw pullers.

Mostly Self-employed

Cities across India