AUTORICKSHAW

  • Mother turns into traffic volunteer after daughter's death in accident November 5, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Though she is not a traffic police officer, but the way she manages the intersection at the Delhi-Ghaziabad border in Uttar Pradesh will put many officers to shame. For the last 5 years, 57-year-old Dorris Francis has been voluntarily channelising traffic flow during morning rush hour. However, her decision behind...
  • 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...
  • Political advertisements not allowed on autos: Delhi government to HC August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The city government on Friday told the Delhi High Court that political advertisements are not allowed on public service vehicles, including autorickshaws. The submission was made before a bench of justices BD Ahmed and Vibhu Bakhru, which was hearing a plea against Delhi government's 2013 order prohibiting advertisements...
  • Autorickshaws in Delhi to go off roads on Monday July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: A large number of autorickshaws in Delhi will go off roads on Monday against alleged highhandedness of traffic police and transport department. "We have decided to go on oneday strike on Monday as we are continuously being harassed by the traffic police officials. We are not allowed to take...
  • PoochO users claim app to locate, hire autorickshaws in Delhi faulty July 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An application to hire autorickshaws in Delhi which was launched this month with much fanfare has been downloaded on over 10,000 smartphones so far, but most users complain that the contact numbers of drivers provided were incorrect. "I downloaded this app ('PoochO') after I read about it in the...
  • Indian engineer prepares a solarelectric autorickshaw; plans to drive it all the way to London July 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Naveen Rabelli's tuktuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn't lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customised threewheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 9,600km odyssey through 10 countries to promote the...
  • 11 killed, 6 injured in two road mishaps in Ranchi and Pakur May 21, 2014

    Eleven persons were killed and six others injured in two separate road accidents in Jharkhand's Ranchi and Pakur districts, police said on Wednesday. Eight persons were killed and four injured when a vehicle rammed into their overcrowded autorickshaw from behind on the RanchiGumla road under Bero police station last night, SP...
  • Snapshot: Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben arrives in an autorickshaw to cast her vote; his wife Jasodaben seen casting her vote in Mahesana May 2, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's mother Hiraben was seen casting her vote for Lok Sabha polls in Gandhinagar and his wife Jasodaben exercised her franchise in Mahesana district. ...
  • Photos: Arvind Kejriwal meets autorickshaw driver Laali who had slapped him, move him to tears April 9, 2014

    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 March 15, 2014

    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 complaint, the...
  • Auto brigade deserts Kejriwal ahead of LS poll campaign March 2, 2014

    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 the...
  • Bihar woman gives an autorickshaw ride to Dutch ambassador in state capital February 26, 2014

    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 Bihar...
  • Bajaj plans to launch its four-wheeler 'autorickshaw' RE60; expected to be priced around Rs 2 lakh February 24, 2014

    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 a...
  • Delhi: No cut in auto, bus fares after reduction in CNG price February 7, 2014

    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 January 12, 2014

    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' January 8, 2014

    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 December 29, 2013

    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 October 1, 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,...
  • Delhi BJP demands rollback of hike in gas prices September 8, 2013

    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 kg...
  • Auto-rickshaws in Chennai to get Global Positioning System August 26, 2013

    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 digital...
  • High Court directs auto unions not to go on strike from Wednesday August 21, 2013

    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 72hour strike from Wednesday. The Advocate General told the court on Tuesday that the state government...
  • Two women deliver in autorickshaws due to pokemarked roads in Nashik August 12, 2013

    Two women delivered in autorickshaws in separate incidents in the district today apparently due to potholeridden 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 LasalgaonNimgaon road. She gave birth to...
  • News briefs: Police fine school autorickshaws for overcrowding July 30, 2013

    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 July 15, 2013

    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, which...
  • Delhi HC stays ban on advertisements on autorickshaws June 20, 2013

    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 action against...
  • Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal to join protest by autorickshaw drivers June 11, 2013

    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 threewheelers. Meanwhile, in an effort to regulate plying of autorickshaws, the Delhi Government...
  • Delhi: Autorickshaws to be reined in with colour coding June 11, 2013

    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 June 4, 2013

    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 May 14, 2013

    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...
  • Emergency phone alert service launched in Delhi March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid growing incidents of crimes against women, an emergency alert service helpline number 55100 was launched on Thursday in Delhi to facilitate sending of alerts to family and friends of a caller, a service provider said. "During an emergency, like sudden car breakdown or any untoward incident, a person...