Rickshaws aren't meant for travelling long distance. They need regular maintenance. They should be refueled at least a couple of times a day, they need rests every couple of hours, the air filters need cleaning and you need to stick on the bits that have fallen off.
All these stops give the runners time to stop for a chai, some food and a chat with the locals. They also give an opportunity to play pit-lane crew.
Team Altered Beast honed refueling stops to a fine art. This is how it's meant to be done:
Team Altered Beast would like to assure everyone that at no point doing the Rickshaw Run did they need to refuel quickly to escape an angry man defending his daughter's honour.