In court

Published: Tuesday 31 August 2010

Cycle rickshaws to stay: Criticising the government for being anti-poor, the Supreme Court on August 6 ruled that cycle rickshaws could ply in the national capital without any curb on their numbers.

Upholding the Delhi high court’s February ruling on the Delhi municipality’s policy of restricting rickshaws as unconstitutional, the apex court questioned as to why private vehicles were not being limited. The municipality had restricted the number of licences to operate cycle rickshaws at 100,000 and limited the areas where the rickshaws could circulate.

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