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Radio Tuk Tuk is the brainchild of Sulabh Mehra, who has witnessed the difficulties of the people in commuting within the city.

india Updated: Nov 22, 2010 00:20 IST
HT Correspondent

Radio Tuk Tuk is the brainchild of Sulabh Mehra, who has witnessed the difficulties of the people in commuting within the city.

"When I saw the efficient auto-service in Thailand, I thought it could be replicated in Gurgaon also. There was no effective public transport for commuting within Gurgaon. Moreover, people were being fleeced by autodrivers in the city," said Sulabh Mehra. Mehra is a hotel management graduate from IIMT Oxford Brooks University and worked for an IT company for a couple of years.

"However, my job gave me money but not satisfaction. I shunned the job and got back to what was in the back of my mind; a local transportation project. I managed funds and got in touch with the TVS," said Mehra, whose father sells CNG kits. The cost of the project comes to about Rs 1 crore and Mehra managed the funds from the financial institutions and kicked off the project with 50 autos. He has set up a control room for effective operation of the service.

He has set up a service-support centre also. The Tuk Tuk service was flagged off by his mother only on Sunday.