Cramming sixteen people in an autorickshaw. Image by Kiruba Shankar.

Cramming 16 people in an auto rickshaw. Image by Kiruba Shankar. Used under a Creative Commons License (BY-NC-SA 3.0)

Blogger and entrepreneur Kiruba Shankar writes how in rural India an auto rickshaw built to take four passengers, now transports 16 people:

Here’s how the math works. Three in the front (including the driver). Four in the back seat. Three in the small wooden seat opposite the rear seat. Two who cling on the sides. And finally four in the trunk. Welcome to village life!