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Old 28th March 2006, 20:22   #1
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I had vague memories of seeing some 3-wheeled taxis in bangalore about 25 years back....I just did some googling and found some pictures which i think were the taxis in bangalore, if others have better memory (even better photographs) please post the same. [I hope this is the right section !]



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I know of 1 person who can shed more light on it.Contact ram he can shed more light and probably have a few pictures too..

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refering to the second pic :
im not sure how stable that thing actually is ... but i guess it never went past 30 kph so i guess its k
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I know of 1 person who can shed more light on it.Contact ram he can shed more light and probably have a few pictures too..

Cheers......
let let him lend an eye to this thread.....you wont need to find another person for pics as well as information...
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THe one is the first pic is the original TEMPO built by the Firodias.

It was mostly used as a commercial vehicle.

the 3 wheeler taxi was the BADAL which is a British design (Reliant?) and
I think the Sipani group built it.
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ramji is great at any info where are you man keep posting god
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The first pic is the Greaves Rickshaw if I am not wrong. There are still some examples on the road today in Southern India.

The car / 3 wheeler in the second pic is a Reliant Regal. Someone had made a world tour in that long time back
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THe one is the first pic is the original TEMPO built by the Firodias.

It was mostly used as a commercial vehicle.

the 3 wheeler taxi was the BADAL which is a British design (Reliant?) and
I think the Sipani group built it.
Mpower you are right, i found this photo on the web http://www.3wheelers.com/badal.html

This is exactly what i remember seeing in Bangalore long long ago....



These taxis ran on a 198 cc itseems !!!
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Is this the same car (type) as the one used in the (Rowan Atkinson) Mr. Bean (other than his Minor ofcourse) serial. THere is a light blue 3 wheeled car in many of his episodes.
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These taxi's are still being used till date in small towns of MP and Chattisgarh. I saw them 2 months back during a trip from Raipur to Bhilai..

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These taxi's are still being used till date in small towns of MP and Chattisgarh. I saw them 2 months back during a trip from Raipur to Bhilai..
One will find loads of the same in UP as well - they go by the name of Vikrams, and are ugly, polluting beasts.
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dude it wont even cross 30km/Ph
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Is this the same car (type) as the one used in the (Rowan Atkinson) Mr. Bean (other than his Minor ofcourse) serial. THere is a light blue 3 wheeled car in many of his episodes.
You are right, its there in Mr.Bean. Infact after seeing it in Mr.Bean it rekindled my memories of 1980s...
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One will find loads of the same in UP as well - they go by the name of Vikrams, and are ugly, polluting beasts.
yeah, they were phased out in delhi not so long back. reallly polluting. vikrams are different and CNG vikrams are still going around in delhi.

the one is first pic used to be called tempo if i am not wrong. lots of noise, and most probably diesel. ( i was very young when these frequented the road....and at that time i was more concerned about the nice smell of petrol and a nice ride in a fast car. )


p.s: OT: how many here like the very smell of petrol??
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Hi Guys,

I had vague memories of seeing some 3-wheeled taxis in bangalore about 25 years back....I just did some googling and found some pictures which i think were the taxis in bangalore, if others have better memory (even better photographs) please post the same. [I hope this is the right section !]



The first vehicle is the Tempo Hanseat. It was a German vehicle manufactured by Bajaj Tempo (now Force Motors). It was the first vehicle manufactured by Bajaj Tempo. just for information Adil Jal darukhanwala of car india owns a scale model of this thing. the second car is the one found in Mr. Bean.
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