A Study on Problems and Prospects of Transport in Ethiopia- Special Reference with Auto Rickshaw’s (Bajaj) in Hawassa City, SNNPRS, East Africa

In this study, the researcher focussed mainly the transport system, financial investment to by the own vehicle and its infrastructure. It is estimated that more than half of Ethiopia's produce is transported by pack animals, reflecting the inadequacy of the country's road network and the rugged terrain. About 75% of Ethiopian farms are more than a one-day walk to the nearest road. The road system in 2002 comprised an estimated 24,145 km (15, 00 3 mi), of which 3,290 km (2,040 mi) was paved. The number of passenger cars in use in 2000 was 36,700, and the number of commercial vehicles 87,700. As of 2000, there was only one vehicle registered for every 1,795.4 inhabitants, fewer vehicles per capita than any other African nation. Bus services link provincial centers to the capital. Railways consist of a line from Djibouti to Addis Ababa that is 880 km (547 mi) long, of which 681 km (423 mi) are in Ethiopia, and is owned jointly by Djibouti and Ethiopia. Ethiopia's merchant fleet of 9 ships had a gross weight of 81,933 tons as of 2002. Neighboring Djibouti also serves as a depot for Ethiopian trade. Only one river, the Baro, is used for transport. There were 86 airports in 2001, only 14 of which had paved runways. The Addis Ababa airport handles international jet transportation. Before the civil war, the national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, flew to numerous African, Asian, and European cities, and had sole rights on domestic air traffic. In 2001, 1,027,500 passengers were carried on domestic and international flights. Bajaj Auto Limited is the world's fourth largest two- and three- wheeler manufacturer and the Bajaj brand is well-known across several countries in Latin America, Africa, Middle East, South and South East Asia. Bajaj Auto Limited is the flagship company of the Bajaj group which is amongst the top 10 business houses in India. Its footprint stretches over a wide range of industries, spanning automobiles (two-wheelers and three-wheelers), home appliances, lighting, iron and steel, insurance, travel and finance. To know more about the illustrious history of the group as well as the present, have a look at the different sections. In 1960, when bicycle was still the primary means of transport in India, Bajaj Auto Limited was one of the first companies to introduce two wheelers in India; Forward to the 1980s and again Bajaj becomes one of the first companies to introduce motorcycles in India; Fast forward to 2012 and Bajaj is a two wheelers giant with presence in more than 40 countries and boasting revolutionary technologies like DTSi, exhaustec, SNS with unmatched industry performance. To know more about the different technologies, glance through the different sections. The Bajaj is the method of choice for getting around in Ethiopia’s cities. Whether you’re in Bahir Dar, Gondar, Harar, or Hawassa odds are you’ll make use of the 3-wheeled machine