Akshay Mani and Amit Bhatt are from the Centre for Sustainable Transport in India (CST-India). They say that promoting auto-rickshaws is a key part of developing an integrated public transport system and stalling the growth of private cars in India.
They write, "From a policy standpoint, there seems to be a lack of awareness about these issues in the eyes of public officials. Auto-rickshaws are seen as a mode of the past, with little or no role to play in the urban transportation landscape."
Thanks to Erica Schlaikjer