Reportedly how many passengers can fit inside one autorickshaw? And if you take a wild guess or suggest a ballpark figure, the most bizarre number you would suggest might not cross 10, but a video, which is going viral on the internet, is here to prove you wrong. A bizarre video from the town of Bhongir in Telangana has gone viral on Twitter and it shows 24 women and children stuffed inside an auto rickshaw.
Meanwhile the video was shared on Twitter by india Today television's Aashish Pandey with the caption, "How many passengers an auto can fill any guess? Alertizen found 24 passengers, all women and children travelling in an auto in Bhongir. (Motor Vehicles Bill 2019 asks for a fine of Rs 1000/Extra passenger in case of overloading)." Even though the video seems quite funny, in such situations of overloading there is a high chance of people getting into an accident.
Previously 15 laborers died in Mahabubnagar, when an overloaded auto in which they were travelling in, was hit by a speeding truck. Further according to 2017 data, a total of 4.64,910 road accidents were reported in the country, claiming 147,913 lives and causing injuries to 4,70,975 persons, which translates into 405 deaths and 1,290 injuries each day from 1,274 accidents and hence this also means that 16 people are killed and another 53 are injured every hour on Indian roads.