RICKSHAWS

  • JLF: High auto-rickshaw fares, over-charged local goods disappoint visitors 6 days ago

    Ahead of the Jaipur Literature Festival many visitors to the Pink city complain that local businesses have been fleecing them during their visit from near and far. But many are disgruntled with the travel agencies and local businesses at the Pink City which are trying to make a quick buck...
  • On sidelines of Jaipur Literature festival, a rickshaw ride for Rs 6,756! January 5, 2015

    Jaipur: The government is going out on a limb with ad campaigns like "atithi devo bhava (guest is like god)" to woo tourists. However, in one of the biggest tourist destinations in the country, there are websites fleecing tourists, with many first-timers in the Pink City falling for their guiles....
  • E-Rickshaw in Delhi to make comeback as govt notifies new scheme December 30, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major step ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls, the city government on Tuesday notified the new E-Rickshaw Sewa Scheme, paving the way for the battery- operated vehicles' return on the national capital roads. The government's move comes just days after the Cabinet on December 24 approved the...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...
  • Commuters left stranded as Kolkata taxis go on strike December 19, 2014

    Kolkata: Commuters were left in a lurch again on Friday with trade unions calling a 24-hour taxi strike, the ninth since August to press for a fare hike and to protest "police excesses". Unions have hinted at another strike on January 6. Commuters were stranded and harried as taxis stayed off...
  • Bill to legalize e-rickshaws passed in Lok Sabha December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed a bill to legalize e-rickshaws by bringing them under the ambit of the Motor Vehicles Act. The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill, 2014 also provides for the central government to make rules on the specifications for e-carts and e-rickshaws and the manner and conditions...
  • Bill to regularise e-rickshaw introduced in Lok Sabha December 15, 2014

    New Delhi: A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday, paving the way for such vehicles to ply in the national capital and other places. The Motor Vehicles Amendment Bill, 2014, was introduced in the...
  • Government bans plying of e-rickshaws on 236 roads in Delhi December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Regularising the movement of e-rickshaws in the national capital, Delhi government on Thursday banned their plying and parking on 236 thoroughfares. The government issued a notification in this regard after getting a go-ahead from Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. In New Delhi, 77 roads have been put under restriction for plying...
  • Government relaxes norms for licenses for e-rickshaw drivers December 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The government on Friday approved relaxation in norms for e-rickshaw drivers, paving the way for the battery-operated vehicles to ply on national capital roads, which were banned by the Delhi High Court on safety concerns. "Cabinet has approved relaxation in norms for driving licences...
  • Rickshaw research reveals extreme pollution in Delhi November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked. Joshua Apte has alarming findings for anyone who...
  • 'Crying everyday in your relationship? Are you dating a human or an onion?': 18 hilarious statements you'll find written on auto rickshaws in India November 9, 2014

    An auto rickshaw ride is the easiest way to travel in a busy city. After bargaining heavily and getting rejected more than thrice, you finally have to swallow your ego and settle for any auto-rickshaw driver who is willing to take you along. An auto ride in India is nothing...
  • HC issues show cause notice to Traffic Police, Delhi government on plying of e-Rickshaws October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued show cause notices to the Traffic Police and the Transport Department as to why contempt proceedings not be initiated against them for not taking action against e-Rickshaws which are plying despite a ban on them. The court expressed surprise that e-Rickshaws...
  • Kolkata rickshaw-puller pedals his way to Ladakh October 7, 2014

    Kolkata: A rickshaw-puller from the city pedalled for two months and covered a 3,000-km arduous journey to reach distant Ladakh valley to become the first man to achieve the feat. After riding his rickshaw for 68 days through Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Srinagar and Kargil, 44-year-old Satyen Das said he had crossed...
  • Centre to issue final notification for e-rickshaws next week October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre will next week notify the new rules for plying of e-rickshaws that would include mandatory driving licence and a maximum speed limit of 25 km per hour. "The new Central Vehicles Rules 2014 will be notified next week", a senior official...
  • BJP welcomes restarting of e-rickshaws in Delhi October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi unit of BJP on Thursday welcomed the gazette notification by Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on restarting operation of e-rickshaws. "The notification issued will pave the way for legal and safe operation of e-rickshaws not only in Delhi but in entire India," BJP's Delhi unit chief...
  • Delhi: erickshaws to carry 4 passengers at a time, say draft rules September 16, 2014

    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...