TRIPURA HC IMPOSES BAN ON MOTOR DRIVEN PADDLE RICKSHAW! - DeskO [Desk Opinion]

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

TRIPURA HC IMPOSES BAN ON MOTOR DRIVEN PADDLE RICKSHAW!

The High Court of Tripura has directed the state government to ensure that paddle rickshaw coverted motor-rickshaws do not ply in the city within the next one month, as it is the most risky mode of transportation.

There has been a huge opposition and protests against the illegal motorization of paddle rickshaw in Tripura over the past two years but neither the Left Front nor BJP-IPFT government had undertaken any action to stop them. Several serious accidents that caused permanent disability and even death of passengers had been reported.

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation filed by a Lawyer divisional bench of High Court comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Karol and Justice Arindam Lodh yesterday directed the Commissioner of Agartala Municipal Corporation AMC, District Magistrate (West), SP (Traffic) and Transport authorities to ensure that henceforth, without proper regulation, such manually driven rickshaws operated with a battery/motor installed therein, shall not be allowed to ply.

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