Within six months, all
the mini rickshaws provided by Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) to the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) proved to be faulty as the engines fitted in these vehicles cannot take the load.These faulty rickshaws now have been sent for engine replacement.According to municipal sources, last year, GSUDA had provided seven mini rickshaws known as ‘Chota Hathi’ to the municipality for lifting garbage from municipal jurisdiction, especially from the areas where heavy vehicles cannot reach or move easily. After receiving these rickshaws, MMC had claimed that new vehicles have come like blessings as they were struggling hard to collect garbage from municipal jurisdiction using old and dilapidated vehicles. “Last August, we had received these seven mini garbage collection rickshaws and our existing drivers started driving them, but soon they discovered that these rickshaws cannot be used as the engine cannot take the load of garbage and cannot climb hilly roads and thus we had stopped using these rickshaws. Later, theses vehicles were left unused, we brought this issue to the notice of GSUDA and the rickshaws recalled by GSUDA with the assurance that engines of these rickshaws would be replaced and delivered back to us,” said an MMC official.