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Stunning IMAGES show how humble cycle pedals economy

Last updated on: February 5, 2013 11:55 IST

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India has more modes of transport and ways of doing business than almost any country in the world. On the one hand, there are huge ships that transport cargo from one part of the country to the other side of the world, there are also more humble means to move goods and people, such as rickshaws, moped and bicycles.

Let's take a look at the role the bicycle is playing in chugging the economy along all across the country.

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Image: Cyclists past a woman on a horse during the Tour de France race between Saint-Paul-Trois-Chateaux and Cap d'Agde.
Photographs: Stephane Mahe/Reuters
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A farmer carries plastic pipes used for watering fields on his bicycle in Tonk, Rajasthan.

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters

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Schoolboys cycle on a foggy and cold winter morning in Chandigarh.

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Photographs: Ajay Verma/Reuters

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A girl cycles on a foggy and cold winter morning in Allahabad.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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A man cycles past residential buildings under construction in Kolkata.

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Photographs: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
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A vendor sharpens a knife while sitting on his bicycle outside a doctor's clinic at a residential area in Mumbai.

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Photographs: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters
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Two people ride a bicycle as the sun sets on the outskirts of Jammu.

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Photographs: Mukesh Gupta/Reuters
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A man rides a bicycle next to devotees walking on the banks of river Ganga ahead of the 'Kumbh Mela; in Allahabad.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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A man drives a taxi loaded with bicycles and milk containers through a road in Allahabad.

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Photographs: Jitendra Prakash/Reuters

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A villager pushes his cycle near a bottling plant in Special Economic Zone at Chandaka industrial area on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar.

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Students leave on their bicycles after attending their lectures at the Bansal Classes in Kota in Rajasthan.

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A man holds an umbrella while cycling as it rains in New Delhi.

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A man rides a bicycle in front of a bus that was burnt by a mob on the national highway near Rongia town in Assam.

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Photographs: Utpal Baruah/Reuters
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A Kashmiri man cycles along a road during snowfall in Srinagar.

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A man is drenched by a large wave during high tide as he cycles past at a fishing harbour in Chennai.

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Photographs: Danish Ismail/Reuters
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A man crosses a railway track with his bicycle amid dense fog on a cold morning in Allahabad.

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Tibetan students of Delhi University with their bodies painted attend a protest rally in New Delhi.

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Photographs: Parivartan Sharma/Reuters

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Men ride on a bicycle through a flooded road after a heavy downpour on the outskirts of Jammu.

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A man repairs a bicycle tyre at his shop in Kochi.

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A girl carries her bicycle as she crosses a railway track in New Delhi.

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A man drinks tea as another waits to transport supplies through a market in the old quarters of Delhi.

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A potter transports earthen pots on his bicycle to sell in a market on a hot day in Allahabad.

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A man packs goods on the back of his bicycle in Kochi.

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Chickens are transported on a bicycle near a wholesale food market in Kolkata.

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Policemen stand guard near the bicycles which will be awarded to the winners of the bull-taming festival on the outskirts of Madurai.


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