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Term that refers to the practice of stuffing an extra person into an auto, beyond it's normal seating capacity.

See, one auto can only fit three medium-sized adults. But sometimes eng persons who are travelling in groups of four are loathe to spend money hiring two-two autos. So three of them sit on the auto passenger seat and the fourth one has to sit on someone's knees. It stands to reason that the lightest, smallest eng person in the group has to be the knee-sitter.

Autowallahs always charge one-and-half rate on the meter for this service.

Usage

*Four students out for lunch during lunch break are desperate to get back to college in time for the next class. But there are no autos in sight. Suddenly one comes phut-phuting around the corner*

Students : "AUTO!!! Ess ess, Christ college hogthiraa? 3-plus-1 beyku. Yeshtu?" (Going to Christ college? We want 3-plus-1. How much?)

Autowallah : "3-plus-1 aa? Tawnnty (20) rupiss minns one-and-half. Andrey tharrty (30) rupiss"

Students, piling in : "Wokay wokay. Begaa! (Ok ok. Fawstly!)"

Added 2011-11-08 by Surdie Birdie

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Transportation