'Khatiya Gaadi' from Rajasthan Is Making Waves On Social Media

An Indian man's remarkable creation, a cot car known as the 'Khatiya Gaadi,' has gained widespread attention on social media. Shared by Anand Mahindra, Chairman of Mahindra Group, the video showcases the cot car's unconventional design, featuring a metal cot with bicycle wheels, a steering wheel, a battery, and an electric motor.

Updated Jun 14, 2023 | 12:55 PM IST

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'Khatiya Gaadi' from Rajasthan Is Making Waves On Social Media

Screenshot of 'Khatiya Gaadi' from the video shared on Twitter by: ManjariDas92

India is a land of innovation and Indians spare no card unturned when it comes to local innovation. Such is the recent innovation by a man in India that is going viral on social media. Giving wings to his imagination and creativity the man has made a 'Khatiya Gaadi' aka a cot car! This sounds odd, looks odd but imagine the level of innovation and the thought process that would go into conceptualizing the idea and making it a reality is a whole different level of work.
A Rajasthan man has gone viral on social media after the Chairman of Mahindra Group, Anand Mahindra shared on Twitter a video of a ‘Desi Jugaad’ where a man has converted a cot into a vehicle. He raised valid points about the legality of the innovation and how it violates most regulations, but he lauded the spirit and innovation of the Indian people. His tweet stated, “I must have received this video from at least from ten friends. I didn’t RT it because it seemed more like a prank jugaad to get attention & also violates most regulations. But to be honest, I never thought about the application you have referred to. Yes, who knows, it could turn out to be a lifesaver in extraordinary situations in remote areas…👍🏽”

In the video shared the man can be seen driving his customised mobile cot around the premises of a petrol station. It appears to be a normal local metal cot but with four bicycle wheels, steering wheel, battery and an electric motor fitted to the rear wheels. Although the government has permitted the retrofitting of electric motors and batteries to cycle rickshaws, by no means the government would have ever imagined that someone would fit it to their bed. We have witnessed people attaching wheels motors and batteries to their couches in the US as funny pranks but this takes it to a whole new level.
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