Chinchi-the dangerous ride
When you think of the means of transportation in the city that is always on run, you will come across different varieties of the vehicles that move on the streets of Karachi. Trucks, beautiful cars either they are big like Toyota corolla to small ones that is Mehran, public buses, rickshaws, donkey-carts, motorcycles and then there is three-wheeled scooter which is mostly famous as chinchi (variation of its original Chinese name Qinqi).
I got an opportunity to travel through chinchi first time it is actually a cart which is fixed on the motorcycle. Unlike public buses they charge less but their route is very much limited. There is a space of six people to fit in this transport but at times seven to eight also manage to adjust in this small space.
It is not a safe ride why? Because first there is a chance of unbalance due to the bad conditions of the road and then the cart having seats for passengers is fixed very poorly. Once the pressure increases at the back seat so the bike may lift up. Secondly the poor fitting may anytime break and cart as well as the bike may split from each other.
This kind of transport is already banned in Faisalabad because many accidents occurred due to chinchi. Whereas, it is commonly observed in the roads of the metropolis, also there is no fear of the traffic laws. The users and the public must be careful while taking advantage of this vehicle.