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Village Transportation

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Top: A farm produce transport system. Modified Tractor. Centre: Metal stamping work on the backside of a Rickshaw. Bottom: Horse carts

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Horses in Pathankot

There is a little corner near a “Chowk”, a market square, which is a resting point for horse carts. Each owner of the horse cart rests next to his horse. Horse carts are still used in this terrain for lugging goods from one town to another. They are called “Khacchar” in local language, which I suppose is a pony. Horse carts are not used for transporting people any longer in this part and that is quite unfortunate, because there could have been tourism potential. However, there are still two old time horse carts remaining in a close town that is used for ferrying people to nearby areas. Also, there are a few horses are Khajjiyar area, which are used to give joy rides to tourists in the summer season.