E-carts, e-rickshaws don’t need permits: Government

E-carts, e-rickshaws don’t need permits: Government

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Wednesday said e-rickshaws and e-carts don’t need permits to ply on the roads.

The ministry said in a gazette notification that the provisions of sub-section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaw used for carrying goods or passengers with personal luggage.

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“This means that vehicles that are registered as e-carts or e-rickshaws will not require any permits. State governments can, however, impose restrictions under appropriate traffic laws on plying of these vehicles in specific areas or specific roads,” the statement added.

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