Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,20 Dec 2014

10,000 new permits for auto-rickshaws

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 14, 2012
First Published: 01:11 IST(14/8/2012) | Last Updated: 01:12 IST(14/8/2012)

The transport department has decided to give 10,000 new permits to auto-rickshaws in the Capital.

Advertisement

In November 2011, the Supreme Court had observed that 55,000 auto-rickshaws were insufficient for Delhi and had lifted the cap on allowing the department to add 45,000 more auto-rickshaws.

Senior transport department officials said they had decided to bring in 10,000 auto-rickshaws in the first phase. "We have decided to give new permits to people who have a valid driving licence to drive an auto-rickshaw in the city and have a requisite driver's badge for the purpose too. Only one permit will be given to one person and women drivers will be given priority," said a senior transport department official.

Officials said new auto-rickshaws will have to be fitted with a GPS system and should be integrated with the electronic fare metre. "We have introduced this condition to ensure that customers are not refused nor over-charged by auto-rickshaw drivers," the official said.  


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

Delhi: Schools on alert after Peshawar

The terror attack that killed over 130 students in Pakistan’s Peshawar has jolted city schools into taking all possible measures to tighten security in and around their campus. Many schools reported a drop in attendance after the attack.
Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved