Tuk-tuks have become so popular today, that you use them to travel even the shortest distance, that is easily walkable. With Uber and Pickme app services and multiple other service products, the popularity that tuk-tuks have today is more than ever before.
The role of the tuk-tuk today
Tuk-tuk, by today, has become a wonderful player in the world of convenience helping a number of people reach their destinations on time. People consider it as cheaper than taking a cab or a taxi and much easier and less troublesome than taking a bus or any other transport mode.
Tuk – as a friend in need
Tuk-tuk drivers have become a close friend of the local community of Sri Lanka for a reason. It is a stigma that if a family member falls sick and if you do not have a vehicle of your own, one would always know tuk-tuks are available to help you when needed the most. Even if you are late for an interview, the scenario is the same.
The friend of tourists
Tuk-tuks also help foreign tourists who visit Sri Lanka. According to what we see near tourist hotels in Kandy Sri Lanka, especially near properties the likes of Earl’s Regent Kandy, tourists do rely on tuk-tuk rides to get about their day, and since they know the rates and places where they should go, chances are rare that tuk-tuk drivers could cheat them with regards to fares.
The entertainer today
Tuk Tuks today provide entertainment too. Not just with the loud songs that they play when you are on a tuk-tuk ride, but also because of the slogans and sayings they have written all over them. It’s fun to read them and have a laugh together.