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INTRODUCTION The word "rickshaw" comes from the Japanese "jin riki sha" which means literally man powered vehicle. The first cycle rickshaw in Bangladesh appeared in the 1930's. It is drived by a man, who is called Rickshaw-Puller. This transport is meant for middle class people for easy transportation. This three-wheel rickshaw protects the environment of the Dhaka City from all kinds of air pollution although some time it creates traffic hazard. REAL LIFE PICTURE OF CYCLE RICKSHAW DRIVER This video clip projects the challenges , the Rickshaw drivers face to maintain their families with a very limited income. NUMBER OF VEHICLES ON THE FAMOUS CORRIDORS OF BANGLADESH Corridor Satmasjid Road Bus Autotempo Ricksh aw Average vehicles found 33,000 92,000 103,000 46,000 169,000 72,000 27,000 48,000 No. of cycle rickshaws in Bangladesh popular corridors 250,000 200,000 150,000 100,000 50,000 0 Rokeya Sarani DhakaMymenshing Mirpur Road Kazi Nazrul Islam Rd. New & Old Circular Rd Satmasjid Road Progati Sarani Mirpur Road Rokeya Sarani Kazi Nazrul Islam Rd. DhakaMymenshing Rd Progati Sarani 900 (?) 145,00 (?) 192,000 96,000 38,000 74,000 96,000 Bus Auto-tempo Rickshaw 43,500 200 12,000 New & Old Circular Rd 169,000 200 74,000 Famous roads EXPLORING THEIR DAILY LIFE This video clip portrays that -with the given limitations like low income, physical hardship, health hazards etc.the rickshaw drivers still have found happiness to make their life worthy. Findings of our project on cycle rickshaw driver in Dhaka city: We had done our survey in Dhaka city exploring the daily life experiences of a rickshaw driver named Rokon Miah . We had also gathered data from other rickshaw driver who lived in Dhamrai. We observed that the children were suffering in malnutrition. The water and sanitation condition were tremendously unhealthy. Working with the socio-economical condition of a rickshaw driver of Dhaka city we must say that they are doing hardship to survive. All of us came to an agreement that we will cooperate with them, help and will never bargain with rickshaw fare. WE WERE TOGETHER… REHANA CHOWDHURY FARIDA RAHMAN AQUEEL AHMED SYEDA MOBASSHERA JEREEN MONI ISLAM Our special thanks to: Mr. Henry wilmer & Azra Naseem and George G. Kays for their valuable support.