Government impounding e-rickshaws plying illegally: HC told

New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) The Delhi government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it has been impounding e-rickshaws plying illegally on the capital city roads.

Justice Manmohan asked traffic police and the transport department of Delhi government to file affidavit on the action they have taken on the issue by February 15, 2016.

The court was informed by the traffic and transport department officials that prosecution has been initiated against e-rickshaws owners and operators.

The government also told the court that only those e-rickshaws complying with its guidelines were being registered and the rest were being impounded.

The court was hearing a contempt plea filed by social activist Shahnawaz, who alleged that e-rickshaws continued to operate in the national capital in violation of the court’s September 9, 2014, direction.

Advocate Sugriva Dubey, appearing for Shahnawaz, told the court that e-rickshaws were plying on roads illegally with no registration number, licence and insurance.

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