Survey on Existing Design of Palki at Elephanta Caves, Mumbai

Conducted by IDC, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay on 23rd January, 2016

After the successful implementation of Palki at Ajanta and Vaishno Devi, we decided to  think about all such kind of places so we went to some places like Elephanta to have feel of problems the Palki porters.the traditional design of Palki has many issues regarding the ergonomics and aesthetic look. Porters do feel that the better, light weight and maintenance free Palki would help them. So we did case study on existing Palki at Elephanta.

Pictures of the existing palki:

1

Pictures of the palki at sloping condition:

2

Pictures of details/joinery:

3.1

3.2

Health condition of the porters:

4

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