NCR travel becomes pocket friendly

With distribution of more than 5,000 e-rickshaws in Delhi NCR travel is set to become cheaper

GN Bureau | April 5, 2016


#stand up india scheme   #narendra modi   #e-rickshaw   #delhi ncr  


Prime minister Narendra Modi today distributed 2,000 e-rickshaws to beneficiaries in Ghaziabad and 1,000 each for Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida to promote the Stand up India scheme. The scheme aims to promote entrepreneurship among scheduled caste/tribes and women by giving loans ranging from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 100 lakh.

 
The move will not only provide livelihood for many but also promote cheap transport and last mile connectivity. Access to public transport beyond the Delhi metro in the national capital region has been a persistent problem.
 
Also, it will provide an alternate source of income to many cycle rickshaw drivers whose earnings are in no way commensurate to the physical toil they put in.
 
The e-rickshaw has been through many controversies. The eco-friendly vehicles were termed hazardous as they were unregulated. Following a petition in the Delhi high court, the ministry of road transport and highways had banned these vehicles in April 2014 over safety concerns. It created a huge uproar among the e-rickshaw drivers some of whom had invested their life savings on these vehicles.
 
Finally in March 2015, the motor vehicles act was amended and e-rickshaws became regulated vehicles.
 

Comments

 

Other News

‘Let the full court be the master of the roster’

Four senior judges of the supreme court have publicly made serious allegations against the chief justice of India. Will it have wider impact on judicial discipline? I think so. I think the CJI will have to take note of it and rectify the mistakes he was making.

Two die in a fire incident at ICOL’s Naphtha cracker unit

Two people were killed in the fire that broke out at the Polyethylene Swing Unit of Panipat Naphtha Cracker Complex on January 22. As a precautionary measure, the swing unit is temporarily under shutdown. Indian Oil Corporation said that five persons working in the nearby area came in

Nurturing the girl child

India is the most dangerous place in the world to be born as a baby girl. It has the dubious distinction of having 75% more chances of girl children aged between 1-5 years dying as compared to boy children. India is among the fastest growing economies in the world, with a contradicting child sex ratio worl

HUDCO organises 37th international training programme

The trainees of 37th International Training Programme on ‘Planning and Management of Urban Services’, organised by HUDCO’s Human Settlement Management Institute, interacted with HUDCO’s CMD, M Ravi Kanth. The training programme started on January 15 and would end on March 9.

Modi at Davos: On how to realise the dream of a beautiful shared future

Prime minister Narendra Modi underlined the need for a consensus among the nation to realise the dream of a beautiful shared future, as he addressed the plenary session of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos on Tuesday. After introductory remarks by the Forum`s founder and executive chai

RECTPCL hands over SPV to Power Grid Corp

REC Transmission Projects Company Ltd (RECTPCL), a subsidiary of Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd (REC), has handed over project specific special purpose vehicle (SPV) namely ERSS XXI Transmission Ltd to Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL). Competing alongside with the private p

Current Issue

Current Issue

Video

CM Nitish’s convoy attacked in Buxar

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter