A tuk tuk is an auto rick-shaw small taxi. It is common mode of taxi in India and other Asian countries. This auto rickshaw and it is convenience of size to navigate the busy streets, alongside low running and maintenance costs makes it popular for both driver and passenger..

‘tuk tuk’– is the slang term used by potential passengers who flag down these auto rickshaw’s By shouting “tuk tuk” which indicates to the driver that there is a potential fare and he should stop. tuk tuk’s are common in the Asian subcontinents as they are semi uncovered from the sides so good weather is required to help towards their practicality and usage.

Most cities in India offer auto rickshaw service, although hand-pulled rickshaws do still exist in some areas as well. Auto rickshaws are used in cities and towns for short distances; they are less suited to long distances because they are slow and the carriages are open to air pollution. Rickshaws (often-called tuk tuks) provide cheap and efficient transportation.

Modern auto rickshaws run on compressed natural gas (cng) and are environmentally friendly compared to full-sized cars. It is also not uncommon in many parts of Indian metropolitan areas to see primary school children crammed into an auto rickshaw, transporting them between home and school, equivalent to the 'school run' performed by many parents in the west using their own cars. To augment speedy movement of traffic, auto rickshaws are not allowed in the southern part of Mumbai. India is the destination to the annual rickshaw run.

There are two types of auto rickshaws in India. In older versions, the engines were below the driver's seat, while in newer versions engines are in the rear. They normally run on petrol, cng, or diesel. The seating capacity of a normal rickshaw is four, including the driver's seat. Six-seater rickshaws exist in different parts of the country, but the model was officially banned in the city of pine in 2003 by the regional transport authority (rta). cng autos in many cities (e.g. Delhi, Agra) are distinguishable from the earlier petrol-powered autos by a green and yellow livery, as opposed to the earlier black and yellow appearance. In other cities (such as Mumbai), the only distinguishing feature is the 'cng' print found on the back or side of the auto. Some local governments are considering four-stroke engines instead of the current two-stroke versions. There are many famous auto rickshaw manufacturer names in India.