Rickshaws

  • Delhi: Traffic Police to launch crackdown on e-rickshaws 6 hours 25 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Police and Transport Department will launch a crackdown on e-rickshaws plying on the roads of the national capital following the Delhi High Court order on Thursday directing the city government to stop e-rickshaws from plying "as of now". Special Commissionor of Police (Traffic) Muktesh Chander said that they...
  • HC directs Delhi government to ban e-rickshaws till August 14 10 hours 48 minutes ago

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

    New Delhi: The controversy relating to the plying of battery operated e-rickshaws 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 e-rickshaw: 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 e-rickshaw illegality issue June 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Three AAP MLAs, along with hundreds of drivers and owners of e-rickshaws, staged a protest outside the L-G secretariat on Sunday, demanding that the government order rendering the rickshaws illegal be revoked. Hundreds of e-rickshaws' drivers gathered outside L-G secretariat and raised slogans against the transport department while...
  • Why e-rickshaws 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 e-rickshaws 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 auto-rickshaw drivers in the city and stop them from overcharging the passengers, the West Bengal government on Friday decided to take stern steps and press non-bailable 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 Minister-designate 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 non-motorised 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 non-motorised transport in 174 thoroughfares of the metropolis. Using their creativity to spread the message, cyclists, rickshaw-pullers, 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 two-week 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...
  • Fourteen people dead as auto-rickshaw collides with a road transport bus August 17, 2013

    All fourteen passengers were killed on Friday when their auto-rickshaw collided with a road transport bus near a village in Kheda district, police said. The accident took place when the rickshaw the victims were travelling in collided with the bus, coming from opposite direction on Nadiad-Mahemdavad highway near Andhaj village,...
  • Autorickshaw drivers to inform police about lone woman commuters at night July 29, 2013

    In view of rising incidents of crime against women, the district administration has made it mandatory for autorickshaw drivers to inform the police if solitary woman happen to commute in their vehicles at night. The decision was taken at a joint meeting of police, auto drivers association and transport department officials...
  • Happy School, an educational platform for the unprivileged July 26, 2013

    Gurgaon: Happy School in Gurgaon caters to the children of rickshaw pullers and domestic helps, and is imparting education to them for a token fee of Rs 5 a month. The Happy School is an initiative by Kamal Capoor. From being taught English, Maths, computer science, dance or painting, the...
  • ZBee electric rickshaw, a threat to Bajaj's auto rickshaw June 7, 2013

    Mumbai: The most common sight on the streets of Indonesia is the auto rickshaw. Bajaj Auto has been selling these three wheelers there for many years now. After years of dominance in the 3-wheeler market, Bajaj may finally have a competitor on the horizon - Zbee. The Zbee is an electric...
  • Cabinet approves health insurance for rickshaw-pullers June 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Rickshaw-pullers, rag pickers, sanitation workers and taxi drivers are among a host of unorganised sector workers who have been brought under the ambit of the national health insurance scheme in a decision taken by the union cabinet Tuesday. The Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) would be extended to rickshaw-pullers,...
  • Egypt vigilantes hang 2 thieves accused of stealing motorized rickshaw March 18, 2013

    Cairo: Egyptian vigilantes beat two men accused of stealing a motorized rickshaw, stripped them half-naked and hung them by their feet in a crowded bus station in the Nile Delta on Sunday, according to security officials. Both men died. A witness said some in the crowd of about 3,000 people who...
  • SRCC students help puppeteers, manual scavengers earn a decent living March 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Students from the prestigious Sri Ram College of Commerce aren't just about number-crunching. They use social entrepreneurship to help underprivileged people in the national capital from facilitating micro-credit for autorickshaw drivers to reaching out and arranging vocational training to puppeteers, manual scavengers to helping manual scavengers earn a...
  • Mumbai: Auto rickshaw driver's daughter tops CA exam January 22, 2013

    Mumbai: Surmounting all odds, Prema Jayakumar, daughter of a Mumbai-based auto rickshaw driver, has topped the all India Chartered Accountancy (CA) examination. Residing in a crammed one-room chawl in suburban Malad with her parents and brother, the 24-year-old topper said she was ecstatic to have secured the first rank in...
  • Delhi autos still refusing to take passengers January 16, 2013

    New Delhi: It has been a month since the 23-year-old paramedical student was allegedly gangraped and brutally assaulted by six men inside a private bus and later died in Singapore hospital. The horrific crime shook the nation and people came out in large numbers to protest against it forcing the...
  • Delhi: Flouting rules, 125 autos registered on a single address January 11, 2013

    New Delhi: It's been almost a month since the Delhi braveheart was brutally gangraped when she boarded the bus after an auto rickshaw refused to take to her destination. The auto rickshaws in Delhi seem to be above the law and everyday girls and women face harassment due to their...
  • Watch: A rickshaw that serves as a mini shelter December 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Winter is already here and for thousands of homeless rickshaw-pullers in the capital who don't have a place to sleep, here's a reason to smile. They can spend chilly winter nights in Sukun, a special cycle-rickshaw, designed by students of St Stephen's College and Indraprastha College. Doctor Amod Kumar...