Friday, August 1, 2014

Thank You Delhi HC

The Delhi High Court on Thursday banned e-rickshaws from plying on city roads, observing that they were illegal under the present laws.
The court of Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul directed the municipal corporations, the Transport department and traffic police to “take steps to prevent the plying of e-rickshaws without fail”.
The government told the court that the present law does not regulate e-rickshaws and that there was no system under which these vehicles can be issued licences or registered.
According to Delhi Police data, 29 people have been injured and two killed in accidents involving e-rickshaws till June 30. Besides, 137 cases have been filed against e-rickshaw drivers for rash and negligent driving in the first six months of the year.

HC bans e-rickshaws, calls them safety hazard | The Indian Express