The paper assesses the viability of dual utilization of autorickshaws for commercial deliveries in urban India. The paper indicates that dual utility can not only overcome supply gaps in the freight ecosystem but also provide an additional source of income to autorickshaw drivers.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T N Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 24/02/2023.

The matter related to permission for e-rickshaws to ply in the city of Matheran and laying down of concrete paver blocks on the roads in Matheran.

The SC directed a Monitoring Committee to decide on whether to permit e-rickshaws and the laying down of paver blocks in the city of Matheran, an eco sensitive zone.

The SC said that laying down of paver blocks would destroy the natural beauty of the city.

This policy brief conducts a deep dive into Kochi’s three-wheeler (3W) market to chart a strategy for a 100 per cent electrification of the fleet.

In developing countries with inadequate public transport and road infrastructure, motorcycles present a fast, cheap, and efficient transport alternative. Motorcycles are widely used in many African countries for personal and public transport, as well as for service delivery.

Assam is the latest Indian state to announce an electric vehicle (EV) policy. The Electric Vehicle Policy of Assam, 2021 aims for 25% EV penetration in all vehicle registrations by 2026. Assam has followed Maharashtra, Delhi, and Gujarat, which have earlier launched state-specific EV policies.

Government of Odisha have framed a draft "Odisha Electric Vehicle Policy, 2021" to build Odisha a model State in promotion of EVs through adoption, adaptation , research & development apart from facilitating growth in employment for circulation among the stake holders and general public.

On 4.2.2019, the Hon’ble Supreme Court directed EPCA to consider the issues in the application No 176097 of Bajaj Auto Ltd of December 12, 2018 seeking that the cap on number of 3-wheeler registration, imposed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide its order of 16.12.1997, should be removed as these vehicles are no longer polluting.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 26/08/2019 regarding the removal of cap on the number of three wheeler permits issued in Delhi.

CM orders RTA, traffic police to prepare policy for autos plying illegally

Say 100% transition uncalled for; caution Make in India could be undermined.