This short documentary is about the vehicle called ‘Kekra’, the rickety shuttle bus which is still a common mode of transportation in the Thar region of Pakistan.

 

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Bilal
Jun 30, 2011 02:15pm
Extremely amazing video! Thanks for sharing. Given its capacity and load capability, it is interesting to note that a Kekra only cost 1 million Pak Ruppees, where as a standard 5 seater car probably costs more than a million.
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hasham
Jun 30, 2011 11:11pm
Good idea! Unfortunately bad scripting and incorrect technical information: 1) It is Bedford engine (A subsidiary of Vauxhall/GM) - not Bradford. In my opinion it is important to always look for perfect information as any presentation here or at any other medium is taken as a reference for Pakistan and any thing related to its history, culture etc.
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Shahzad
Jul 01, 2011 09:52am
I wonder that these old US origin trucks are still being used for transportation. Hats off to those Mechanics who maintain these machines.
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Jaffer
Jul 03, 2011 04:19am
These should be put on eBay at the very least. No telling what kind of money collectors will pay.
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Prem singh
Jul 06, 2011 03:55pm
It is wonderful, ten years before when there was no roads around the thar, it was th main and only source of transportation, now the situation is changed and these kekras are rare...I myself have travelled in it a number of times
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