Calcutta HC bans battery powered rickshaws

The Calcutta High Court today ordered the district administration in Howrah and Hooghly districts to stop running of battery-operated rickshaws.

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court today ordered the district administration in Howrah and Hooghly districts to stop running of battery-operated rickshaws.

Acting on a PIL, Justice Joymalya Bagchi passed an interim order asking the authorities to immediately stop the rickshaws which were running in the last few months without a license.
The court also asked the district magistrates of the two districts and the Regional Transport Office to submit a compliance report to the court within two weeks.
Locally known as `Toto`, the rickshaws, which were eco-friendly and cheap, were operating in the two districts adjoining Kolkata.

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