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Kolkata's (Calcutta) poorest residents, the hand rickshaw pullers begin to wake around 5 am inside their dheera, a small home where they sleep together on Ali Muddin Street, August 31, 2007. This congested city was the first city of the colonial British and now it is the only city of India where hand pulled rickshaws are still being pulled. In 1996, the Government of West Bengal announced that it was intending to ban the rickshaws to relieve traffic congestion but it never was fully enforced. In 2007, the government again pushed to have the ban enforced and a case is currently being decided in the Supreme court that will determine the outcome for the hand pulled rickshaws.
- Ami Vitale
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