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Notification for plying of e-rickshaws soon: Nitin Gadkari

The court had on July 31 banned plying of e-rickshaws on the roads of the national capital.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: September 15, 2014 4:57 pm
rikshaw The Delhi High Court on September 9 has said that ban on e-rickshaws in the capital will continue as they are illegal as per existing laws and had rejected Centre’s plea to allow them to ply till rules are framed to regulate them. (Source: PTI)

A final notification will be issued after ten days to allow e-rickshaws which have been banned from plying on the roads here by the Delhi High Court over safety issues, the government said on Monday.

“A notification pertaining to e-rickshaw has been issued. We will put it on website and seek peoples opinion on it in the next ten days and will solve the problem immediately thereafter. We will issue (final) notification for plying of e-rickshaws after 10 days,” Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said.

The court had on July 31 banned plying of e-rickshaws on the roads of the national capital saying “prima facie they are a hazard to other traffic as well as citizens”.

Gadkari said the safety and other concerns raised over plying of e-rickshaws have been taken care of and necessary steps were on to bring their plying lawful with necessary modifications in rules and law.

He said he was pained that thousands of poor people were deprived of their livelihood due to ban on e-rickshaw but now the issue will be solved.

In reply to a query, Gadkari said, “I have nothing to do with the politics involving it.”

The Delhi High Court on September 9 has said that ban on e-rickshaws in the capital will continue as they are illegal as per existing laws and had rejected Centre’s plea to allow them to ply till rules are framed to regulate them.

A High Court bench had left it to Parliament and the Centre to decide what legislative changes need to be introduced to regulate the plying of e-rickshaws.

Seeking lifting of the ban, the Ministry of Transport and the association had pleaded that till the plying of erickshaws is made lawful by Parliament and Central Government, the court may permit their operation on the basis of temporary guidelines framed by the Centre.

It had said that lifting the ban would mitigate hardship caused to thousands of people who operate these vehicles and their families as well as to lakhs of citizens of the city who depend on erickshaws for last mile connectivity.

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    rehnumanakoi
    Sep 29, 2014 at 12:53 pm
    respective justices,your judgement is totally wrong, you say in ur verdict,that, "We will not allow any illegal acts, these vehicles can't be permitted to run without regulation," about 5 laks cycle riksha opreating since 30 years ,no regulation no rules , polar put d battery only on cycle riksha to make e- rickshaw ,,civic body not regularise them,so mistakes of civic bodies, YOU say more that,we cannot allow people to die on roads because of unregulated operations of e-rickshaws. TELL ME ABOUT SPEEDY CARS TRUCKS BUSES, who runaway ,and kill the sleeping poors on footpath ,KUCHHAL DETI HAIN SOTEY LOGO KO,TELL ME U GAVE NUMBER PLATE TO KILL SLEEPING PEOPLE,SHAME ON US,YOU SHOULD GIVE VERDICT TO BAN ABOVE VEHICLES ,,WHO KILL 47 DEHELVIES ,RUN E= RICKSHAW ONLY IN DELHI ,FOR SAVE OUR LIFE FROM POLLUTED AIR OF DELHI,SHOULD BE RUN RICKSHAW INSTEAD TO CARS BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE DANGEROUS TO OUR LIFE, A INCIDENT DONE BY A POOR POLAR, ITEFFAQ SE JAAN KER NAHI,KOI KUCHHLA NAHI SIRF DHAKKA LAG A, OR BACHHE KO LEKER MA GIR I KADAI ME,,AND YOU GAVE VERDICT NOT TO THIS POLAR,, BUT YOUR VERDICT DISTURB MILLIONS OF POOR POLARS,MISTAKE BY ONE AND PUNISHMENT TO MILLIONS,,WOW WHAT A VERDICT,,, IF WE DO BAN ON CARS, AND ALLOW E- RICKSHAW, THEN YOUR VERDICT, SAVE HUNDREDS OF LIVES,AND SAVE FOREIGN CURRENCY , I MEAN HARD CASH DOLLORS PAYING ON IMPORT D CRUDE OIL FOR CARS, AND SAVE FROM CONGESTION AND SAFE TO POLUTION,,AND SAVE MONEY FOR INFRASTRUCTURE TO MAINTAIN ROADS FOR THESE POLLUTED VEHICLES,ONLY E-RICKSHAW , METRO ,AND DTC E- BUSES SHOULD RUN IN DELHI FOR SAFE DELHI ,HEALTHY DELHI,DECONGESTED DILLI,AND POLUTION FREE DILLI,WE CAN SAVE TIME ,MONEY, HEALTH,EVERY THING AND SMELL A AIR OF FRESHNESS,IN DELHI, MILLIANS CHILDRENS OF THESE POLARS ARE HUNGRY,THEY HAVE NO MILK, FOOD ,RENT ,,YOU KNOW BETTER THAT MEHNI GROWTH DAY BY DAY,, PLS SAVE D LIFE OF CHILDREN OF RIKHSHA POOR POLARS, QUICKLY ,,THA NK YOU,
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      gem
      Oct 10, 2014 at 1:18 pm
      how soon, its soon since months now
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        Anonymous
        Sep 16, 2014 at 2:49 pm
        good news if soon it will ply:www.gemev .
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