Images of India : Mexican Ambassador’s official transport is an autorickshaw…

autoMelba Pria, has become a centre of attraction in Delhi. Unlike envoys, who go around in swanky sedans, Pria is spotted travelling in an unusual official vehicle – a colourfully painted chauffer driven autorickshaw. Asked why she preferred a three-wheeler instead of a CNG run four-wheeler, Pria remarked, “I wanted to adjust to the city’s traffic with an innovative vehicle. The three-wheeler is more compact, less polluting and can reach the destination faster than a regular car. One of the best things is the attention it draws. It has helped us promote Mexico in an Indian way. People smile when they see it on the streets. Many approach us and want a ride or a picture with me.” Her much-celebrated autorickshaw was remodelled and spray-painted creatively in a floral design.