New Delhi : The Centre is expected to file a set of guidelines to regulate plying of e-rickshaws in the national capital during the hearing on Friday before the Delhi High Court which had banned the operation of these vehicles for the time being, PTI reports.
Restricting the plying area and regularising them through respective municipal corporations are among the likely regulations to be suggested by the Centre, a highly placed source said on Thursday.
“MCD will regularise e-rickshaws by registering them and issuing identity cards to their drivers. The area in which each rickshaw is to ply will be earmarked and a colour code will be provided for each zone,” said a senior BJP leader.
For instance, an e-rickshaw plying in New Delhi zone cannot enter south Delhi. Another significant point will be that all traffic rules will be liable on these vehicles and their drivers and only four persons will be allowed in these vehicles, he added.
Meanwhile, Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and took up the matter with him.
“With the filing of new guidlines in court tomorrow, the current deadlock over e-rickshaws will end. BJP is concerned to save their livelihood,” Upadhyay said.