Rickshaw

  • Delhi: erickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour are among the conditions that the central government will impose for allowing plying of erickshaws, which had been banned by the Delhi High Court for want of regulations. A maximum of only four passengers will...
  • Delhi High court upholds ban on erickshaws in capital September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High court on Tuesday upheld the ban on erickshaws in the national capital till a legislative order is brought in to implement new regulations. The court also observed that it cannot participate in legislative changes. It said, "What is prohibited under law, cannot be permitted." The High...
  • Delhi High Court order on erickshaws today September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday pass an order on whether to lift the ban on the plying of erickshaws in the capital till the law is amended to bring them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 for regulating them on the roads. A...
  • Delhi autos to display 'returning home' plate to avoid challan for refusal to ply September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: To avoid prosecution for refusing to ferry passengers, autorickshaw drivers in the national capital will display "returning home" plates on their vehicles after completing work hours from September 17. "Autorickshaw drivers will start displaying 'returning home' plates on their vehicles after completing working hours from September 17, the...
  • HC to pronounce order on plying of erickshaws on September 9 August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday fixed September 9 to pass its order on whether to permit plying of erickshaws in the national capital till rules are framed to regulate them under the Motor Vehicles Act. "List for order on next to next Tuesday (September 9)," a bench of...
  • Hitandrun case: Car rams into rickshaw pullers asleep on footpath August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: In a hitandrun case in the national capital, a car hit 6 cycle rickshaw riders who were asleep on the footpath at Inderlok in North Delhi in the wee hours of Saturday. While the car driver abandoned the car after the accident, all the 56 injured were admitted...
  • Ban on erickshaws to continue till August 28: HC August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The ban on plying of erickshaws in the national capital will continue for a week as the Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to pass any interim order to permit their operation till August 28, saying "we have to be clear about what we are doing, can't do...
  • 'Boyfriend ke saath baith kar bhaiya kehna manaa hai': 16 funniest statements you'll find written on auto rickshaws in India August 16, 2014

    An auto rickshaw ride is the easiest way to travel in a busy city. After bargaining heavily and getting rejected by more than three autos, when you finally get an autowallah who complies, it is nothing short of an achievement. Once you're inside an auto rickshaw you'll realise how easily...
  • HC refuses interim permission for plying Erickshaws August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Erickshaws will remain off the roads for now with the Delhi High Court on Friday refusing Centre's request to grant interim nod for plying them despite it filing draft guidelines for framing of rules for these vehicles. Putting its foot down, the court said that batteryrun erickshaws will have...
  • Come up with guidelines to vacate stay on erickshaws: Delhi HC August 5, 2014

    The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to vacate its order banning the plying of erickshaws in the capital until the government comes up with guidelines to regulate them. A division bench of Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul said it "will not allow any illegal acts" and "these vehicles...
  • Erickshaw drivers hold protest at Jantar Mantar August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Scores of erickshaw drivers on Saturday held a demonstration at the Jantar Mantar demanding the city government to allow plying of the batteryoperated vehicles in the national capital. The protesters gathered in the heart of the city and voiced their concern on the issue. There are around 70,000 batteryoperated...
  • BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay opposes HC ban on erickshaws August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has objected to the Delhi High Court decision to stop erickshaws till August 14. The court has asked the Centre to form policy guidelines for the smooth functioning of erickshaws. A day after court decision, Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay said that erickshaws would...
  • Delhi: Traffic Police to launch crackdown on erickshaws July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Police and Transport Department will launch a crackdown on erickshaws plying on the roads of the national capital following the Delhi High Court order on Thursday directing the city government to stop erickshaws from plying "as of now". Special Commissionor of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said that they...
  • HC directs Delhi government to ban erickshaws till August 14 July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has directed the Delhi government to stop erickshaws from plying till August 14. The High Court has asked the Centre to form a policy guideline on erickshaws till then. The High Court took this step after a child died on Wednesday due to an...
  • Is motor vehicle law applicable to erickshaws: SC asks Centre July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated erickshaws on Monday reached the Supreme Court which wanted to know from the Centre whether the law regulating motor vehicles was applicable to this mode of transport. A bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said that the Centre has...
  • No commercial interest in erickshaw: Nitin Gadkari July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday dismissed reports that his family has links with a firm manufacturing e rickshaws and asserted that he has no commercial interest in the sector manufacturing them. An official statement explaining his position came in the wake of media reports claiming that PGT, a...
  • Delhi: AAP takes up erickshaw illegality issue June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Three AAP MLAs, along with hundreds of drivers and owners of erickshaws, staged a protest outside the LG secretariat on Sunday, demanding that the government order rendering the rickshaws illegal be revoked. Hundreds of erickshaws' drivers gathered outside LG secretariat and raised slogans against the transport department while...
  • Why erickshaws were allowed to operate, HC asks Chief Secretary May 21, 2014

    Delhi High Court on Wednesday slammed the city government for not taking action against "illegal" plying of erickshaws on city roads and "passing the buck" on the issue while directing the Chief Secretary to disclose under what circumstances they were allowed to operate. A bench headed by Justice Pradeep Nandrajog issued...
  • Kejriwal to start LS poll campaign from Mumbai, to travel in local trains, auto-rickshaws March 11, 2014

    Living up to his common man image, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will kickstart his Lok Sabha campaign in Mumbai on Wednesday by using public transport to reach out to voters, the party said on Tuesday. After landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Kejriwal will catch an auto-rickshaw to go to...
  • Rahul Gandhi meets rickshaw pullers, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath March 1, 2014

    Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi interacted on Saturday with rickshaw pullers and auto drivers and later prayed at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, on the second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. The Congress leader flew to Varanasi around noon and drove to the Cantonment railway station amid...
  • Rahul interacts with rickshaw pullers in Varanasi March 1, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Varanasi on Saturday where he interacted with rickshaw pullers and discussed their socio-economic problems. ...
  • Lalu Prasad claims he rode cycle-rickshaw to sustain studies February 28, 2014

    In a bid to score over rival Narendra Modi, RJD President Lalu Prasad on Friday claimed that besides selling tea he paddled a cycle-rickshaw during school days. "Do you know why I rode a cycle-rickshaw to Raj Bhawan today? Because I paddled a cycle-rickshaw while studying in Miller school," Prasad told...
  • Kejriwal promises to hike auto fares if CNG prices go up February 7, 2014

    New Delhi: In a bid to boost votes ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday addressed a rally of auto drivers in Delhi. Kejriwal promised to hike auto fares if CNG rates went up from April 1. He also promised to curb the powers of...
  • Kolkata: Helpline number setup to register harassment cases by auto drivers January 24, 2014

    To rein in rouge autorickshaw drivers in the city and stop them from overcharging the passengers, the West Bengal government on Friday decided to take stern steps and press nonbailable charges against them. The government has decided to set up a helpline for the passengers to register their complaints against them...
  • We will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled back, says Arvind Kejriwal December 27, 2013

    Delhi's Chief Ministerdesignate Arvind Kejriwal said on Friday that he will try to get the CNG price hike rolled back, and hinted at a hike in auto rickshaw fare if the rollback was not possible. "Give me two days, we will see if the CNG price hike can be rolled back....
  • New Delhi: Auto driver alleges harassment by police constables November 10, 2013

    New Delhi: An auto rickshaw driver has alleged that two police constables tried to kill his father in a South Delhi locality due to some over parking space. He has also leveled bribery allegations against the constables. The victim has been hospitalised with 85 per cent burn injuries. The police have...
  • A rickshaw puller's journey from prison to books November 8, 2013

    New Delhi: He was a rickshaw puller and she was a celebrity author. There was no way Manoranjan Byapari would have met Mahasweta Devi. But destiny willed otherwise. At a chance meeting, she asked him to write for her 'Bartika' journal. Thus began Bypari's stint as a writer that has...
  • Chakra Satyagraha' against ban on nonmotorised vehicles October 2, 2013

    Thousands of people from all walks of life, on Wednesday, got down on streets to protest against the Kolkata Police ban on cycling and nonmotorised transport in 174 thoroughfares of the metropolis. Using their creativity to spread the message, cyclists, rickshawpullers, milkmen and newspaper vendors came up with posters, street theatres...
  • 3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Three friends from Australia are hoping to bring education to Bangalore's underprivileged children. For that they have embarked on a ride of a lifetime. Matt, Janis and Greg from Australia have embarked on an adventure of a lifetime going 3,500 km across India in an autorickshaw. The twoweek journey,...
  • Bomb in auto-rickshaw passenger's bag explodes, one dead September 14, 2013

    Canning: A passenger of an auto-rickshaw was killed and its driver injured when a bomb kept in a bag held by the passenger exploded in South 24 Parganas district Saturday, the police said. Three passengers alighted the auto-rickshaw from Suryapur under Baruipur police station. After hitting a bumper on the road...