Unregistered rickshaws to be barred from Chandni Chowk

New Delhi, Feb 10 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday made it clear that after March 31 only registered cycle-rickshaws would be allowed to ply in Chandni Chowk area.

A division bench of Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Ashutosh Kumar said that registration of cycle rickshaws can be done till March 31.

The court was told by the civic body that it has conducted two camps for registration of cycle-rickshaws but the turnout in the second one was low.

The court was hearing a PIL by NGO Manushi Sangathan regarding licensing of cycle-rickshaws, creation of lanes for non-motorised vehicles and redevelopment of the Old Delhi area.

Earlier, the bench had a view that once cycle-rickshaws are registered and rickshaw-pullers are licensed, they can be allowed to ply in Chandni Chowk as a mode of public transport when motorised vehicles are banned from the area.