CAIRO — The tuk-tuk is a three-wheeled passenger motor vehicle with no doors. It can accommodate three people, sometimes four if one of the passengers sits next to the driver.
This three-wheeler is an essential means of transportation for 30 million Egyptians who use it on a daily basis. Around 500,000 tuk-tuks circulate in the Egyptian streets and 1.5 million citizens work as tuk-tuk drivers, according to the first official study, “Tuk-tuk is a development opportunity,” prepared by the N Gage Consulting firm in January 2015. The study will be submitted to the Egyptian government in early September to discuss the economic and social impact of tuk-tuks on Egyptian society.