Autorickshaw

  • Photos: Arvind Kejriwal meets autorickshaw driver Laali who had slapped him, move him to tears 09-04-2014 04:12 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met the autorickshaw driver who had slapped him during a roadshow in Sultanpuri. Kejriwal was accompanied by AAP leaders Manish Sisodia and Dilip Pandey. The autorickshaw driver, Laali, had slapped Kejriwal when he was campaigning in Delhi's Sultanpuri area. Following the attack,...
  • Autorickshaw drivers molest, rob German student in Delhi 15-03-2014 11:56 AM

    A 23-year-old management student from Germany was molested and robbed by two autorickshaw drivers in New Delhi last week, police said on Friday. The incident occurred when the student was returning to her home in south Delhi from Barakhamba Road area of central Delhi on March 8. According to her...
  • Auto brigade deserts Kejriwal ahead of LS poll campaign 02-03-2014 06:54 PM

    New Delhi: Most autorickshaw drivers will not be advertising for Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the coming Lok Sabha elections as they are upset with his government's "failure" to implement promises made to them last month. "Unlike in Delhi Assembly election, we would not advertise for AAP in...
  • Bihar woman gives an autorickshaw ride to Dutch ambassador in state capital 26-02-2014 10:27 PM

    The members of a delegation from the Netherlands led by its Ambassador to India Alhonsus Stoelinga on Tuesday took ride in autorickshaw driven by women in the state capital in Patna to take firsthand account of the Nitish Kumar government's performance for empowerment of women in Bihar. Stoelinga, accompanied by...
  • Bajaj plans to launch its four-wheeler 'autorickshaw' RE60; expected to be priced around Rs 2 lakh 24-02-2014 10:16 AM

    Mumbai: It's got four wheels and seatbelts, but Bajaj Auto, the creator of India's first quadricycle, would rather you didn't call it a car. Bajaj Auto is marketing the RE60 as a more stable and comfortable alternative to the three-wheeled autorickshaws ubiquitous on India's roads even though it looks like...
  • Delhi: No cut in auto, bus fares after reduction in CNG price 07-02-2014 10:16 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Friday ruled out any cut in autorickshaw and bus fares in the coming days despite a steep reduction of Rs 14.90 per kg in CNG price in the national capital, even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced annual revision of auto fares based on...
  • CJ Upasana: Why autorickshaw drivers in Noida don't turn on meters 12-01-2014 06:35 PM

    Hiring an autorickshaw in Noida comes at a huge cost. Most of the drivers don't charge by meter and often demand high fares. CJ Upasana has the story. ...
  • Arvind Kejriwal protects Delhi autodrivers who refuse to carry passengers, angers 'aam aadmi' 08-01-2014 03:44 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal seems to be delivering on his populist election promises. This time to a vote bank that helped him come to power - Delhi's autorickshaw drivers. According to a report in the Hindustan Times, Kejriwal is all set to withdraw Delhi Police's power to fine autorickshaw...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaw drivers protest outside Moily's residence 29-12-2013 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: Autorickshaw drivers on Sunday held a protest outside the residence of Petroleum Minister M Veerappa Moily, demanding immediate rollback of the hike in CNG prices. The demonstrators, some of whom were wearing Aam Aadmi caps, reached Moily's Tughlak Lane residence this afternoon, raising slogans and demanded roll back...
  • 3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids 01-10-2013 11:15 AM

    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 two-week...
  • Delhi BJP demands rollback of hike in gas prices 08-09-2013 07:16 PM

    New Delhi:The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the national capital on Sunday threatened to launch an agitation against the Congress government if it does not roll back the hike in prices of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Piped Natural Gas (PNG). The price of CNG was hiked by Rs.3.70 per...
  • Auto-rickshaws in Chennai to get Global Positioning System 26-08-2013 07:11 AM

    Auto-rickshaws in Chennai will be fitted with new meters with global positioning system (GPS) and an electronic digital printer, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa said on Sunday. She said in a statement: "For the first time in India, auto-rickshaws plying in Chennai will be fitted with GPS and electronic...
  • High Court directs auto unions not to go on strike from Wednesday 21-08-2013 03:27 AM

    Observing that the impact of a fare hike is a matter of serious concern for commuters, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday directed Mumbai Autorickshaw Union to restrain its members from going on a 72-hour strike from Wednesday. The Advocate General told the court on Tuesday that the state government...
  • Two women deliver in autorickshaws due to poke-marked roads in Nashik 12-08-2013 06:28 PM

    Two women delivered in autorickshaws in separate incidents in the district today apparently due to pothole-ridden roads, authorities said. Sangita Nirbhavne, a resident of a tribal hamlet, was going to a primary health centre (PHC) in an auto when she went into labour due to pockmarked Lasalgaon-Nimgaon road. She gave...
  • News briefs: Police fine school autorickshaws for over-crowding 30-07-2013 11:43 PM

    As part of the drive against overloaded autorickshaws, the RTO and traffic police on Monday issued around 100 challans to autos overloaded with school children in Jaipur. Eleven flying squads were keeping tight vigil at different areas of the city to catch violators. The drive has been initiated after a...
  • Ads on Delhi autorickshaws: Court to hear plea on Tuesday 15-07-2013 06:30 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court is likely to hear on Tuesday the plea of a group of autorickshaw drivers against the government's June 6 order prohibiting them from putting advertisements and posters on their commercial vehicles. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Vibhu Bakhru,...
  • Delhi HC stays ban on advertisements on autorickshaws 20-06-2013 01:46 AM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday stayed a government order prohibiting autorickshaws from displaying advertisements and posters. A division bench of Justice PK Bhasin and Justice VP Vaish also issued notice to the transport department of Delhi and sought a response by July 8. It blocked any coercive...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal to join protest by autorickshaw drivers 11-06-2013 12:17 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convenor Arvind Kejriwal will join a protest by autorickshaw drivers in the capital on Tuesday. The protest is against the Delhi government's ban on putting up posters on the back of three-wheelers. Meanwhile, in an effort to regulate plying of autorickshaws, the Delhi...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaws to be reined in with colour coding 11-06-2013 02:15 AM

    New Delhi: In an effort to regulate plying of autorickshaws, Delhi Government on Monday decided to introduce colour coding for vehicles based on the zones in which they operate and install an "emergency button" so that passengers can report any incident of overcharging and refusal to ply. The decisions were...
  • Four persons gangrape a girl in a moving autorickshaw 04-06-2013 01:45 AM

    Faridabad: A girl was allegedly gang raped by four persons in a moving autorickshaw after they abducted her from Hanuman Mandir in Sector 55 of Faridabad district, police said on Monday. Police has registered a case under various sections of the IPC against four persons including Bobby, a resident of...
  • Girls jump out of speeding autorickshaw to escape rape 14-05-2013 01:10 AM

    Visakhapatnam: Two girls jumped from a speeding autorickshaw to escape a rape attempt and one of them was severely injured at Paderu in the Vizag agency area on Monday in the wee hours, police said. The girls, both residents of G Madugula area in the district had gone to Paderu...
  • Month after Delhi gangrape, autos continue to flout norms 16-01-2013 07:59 PM

    A month after the gruesome gangrape of a 23-year-old brought the administration down on its knees, nothing seems to have changed in the national capital. ...
  • Hyderabad: Rs 6.7 cr cash recovered from auto 08-11-2012 08:15 AM

    Hyderabad: Hyderabad Police on Wednesday recovered over Rs 6.70 crore cash from an autorickshaw near the office of Director General of Police at Lakdi-ka-pul. Whether it was a genuine currency or counterfeit was yet to be ascertained, police said. A traffic police constable noticed that a man riding in the...
  • Mullaperiyar: Auto strike in Coimbatore 23-12-2011 10:36 AM

    Chennai: Commuters in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu set to face the brunt of another strike as autorickshaws will be off the roads on Friday as a mark of protest, to condemn the Kerala government's stand on the Mullaperiyar Dam issue. Kerala has been insisting on a new dam to replace...
  • Mumbai autos in strike mode

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