The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Delhi Government to launch five more pilot projects for plying of cycle-rickshaws in dedicated non-motorised vehicle lanes on the Capital’s roads.
While passing the order, a Division Bench of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice S. Muralidhar said the new pilot projects would be continuous — from the beginning to the end of the roads.
The Court had in 2010 asked the civic body to launch pilot projects on the city’s three arterial roads -- Syama Prasad Mookerjee Marg, Bhishma Pitamah Marg and Vikas Marg -- for creation of dedicated lanes for cycle-rickshaws on an experimental basis which was to be extended on its success.
The Bench has been hearing a petition by non-government organisation Manushi Sangathan urging the Court to allow cycle-rickshaws to ply in the city as it was a means of livelihood for thousands of poor people.
Meanwhile, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation informed the Court that the registration of cycle-rickshaws would begin within three weeks and the parking of vehicles in the Chandni Chowk market would be shifted outside in the parking lots built for the purpose by March 31.