Saturday, August 21, 2010

Now 400 Designated Spots for Auto Rickshaws

If things go as per the traffic police’s plan, passengers in the capital may have an easier time traveling in auto rickshaws, with more than 400 designated spots across Delhi being earmarked for these vehicles.

Informing the Delhi high court about its ambitious proposal, Delhi Traffic Police on Wednesday said it has complied with earlier court directions and identified ‘‘halt and go’’ auto rickshaw stands across the city.

Appearing for traffic police, Counsel Jyoti Singh said at one ‘‘halt and go’’ station roughly five auto rickshaws can be parked. It will be mandatory for drivers to ferry a passenger at the correct meter rate. She further informed a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan that a notification has been issued in this regard which has been published in newspapers. The bench advised cops to put up signage’s declaring ‘‘halt and go’’ spots and make auto drivers aware about the need to stop at these stations.