Say Vehicles Can Be Useful As Paratransit Mode, But Need To Be Regulated

A day after being asked by Delhi high court to regulate e-rickshaws, the Centre has prepared guidelines for these battery-operated vehicles which would be included in a separate regulation within t

Observing that it would “not allow any illegal acts”, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to lift its ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the city and asked the government to come up with draft gui

Vehicle safety experts and traffic cops have welcomed the ban on e-rickshaws, saying the vehicles have become a nuisance on the city roads as it's tough to control them in absence of any law.

Despite the Delhi High Court banning e-rickshaws, the Centre is going ahead with plans to regularise their movement, said officials sources in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

The Delhi high court on Thursday ordered an immediate ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the city, saying that “unregulated plying of the vehicles on Delhi roads is prima facie a hazard to other traff

In an affidavit filed before the Delhi High Court on Wednesday, the Delhi government has said that e- rickshaws were a “public service vehicle” which would be regulated under the Central Motor Vehi

To clarify its stand by July 31 on how to regulate them

In an environment-friendly initiative, the city administration will deploy electric and hybrid vehicles on a pilot basis for para-transit applications and for the government fleet.

With battery-operated rickshaws receiving the Union government’s nod to operate in the city, experts believe that there are many factors that hold these vehicles back despite they being environment