What is mightier, the tuk tuk or the taxi? BBC Pop Up, our travelling bureau journeying across India this month, films stories suggested by its audience. On Monday, a university student in New Delhi asked the unit to create a story pitting an Uber taxi against one of India’s historic autorickshaws, or tuks tuks.
Pop Up’s Matt Danzico raced Delhi-based BBC producer Vikas Pandey across Delhi to a local candy shop to find out whether a car with GPS could outpace a tuk tuk operated by a driver with local knowledge of city streets.
Along the way, the team picked up commuters and interviewed them about the changing state of mass transport in the developing country.