The Secretary of State for Transport announced today that all London Buses were to be replaced with Rickshaws by the 2012 Olympics.
Lord Adonis, on the advice of his Minister of State for Transport, Sadiq Khan, today unveiled the blueprint for the ''mass conversion'' from the big red London buses, to the noisy three wheeler rickshaws commonly seen in the far east.
Lord Adonis took on the recommendations of the Committee for Climate Change, whose findings found that emissions from London buses had to be cut in half by 2012, as they were much too high for athletes.
Lord Adonis went on to say that ''it seems like a logistical nightmare, to pull it off in such a short space of time but we have remedied the problem by ordering 30miliion rickshaws and half a billion drivers just in time for the games''
Local Londoners were sad to see the last of the iconic symbol which is known the world over. One sad Londoner said that ''you wait an half an hour for a bus these days and three come along at once''
Environmentalists slammed the proposal as ''weak'' and said that it would do little to curb emissions because of the runaway effect of Global Warming. Susan Carson of the Evergreen Greener Greens, said ''it would displace half a billion people'' and could cause the other half of India ''to fall into the sea''.
Minister for Transport Sadiq Khan stated that, ''there are nearly over 60million rickshaws in Delhi alone...I know because my uncle drives one''
A spokesperson for Transport released this statement saying, ''The Ministry for Transport was committed to being green''