In future, car owners in Delhi may have to shell out money for passing through congested areas of the city. This follows a judgement of the Delhi High Court directing the city authorities to consider all options to clear road congestion. This may include deterrent measures like levying congestion fees on private cars passing through crowded areas.
“Delhi will not be unique if such measures are actively pursued and implemented,” the three-judge bench said while referring to London. The orders were passed on petitions filed by two non-profits—Manushi and Initiative for Transportation and Development Policy—that opposed the cap on the number of cycle rickshaws plying in Delhi. The court declined to cap the number of rickshaws in the city.
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