Indian government frees e-carts and e-rickshaws from permit requirements

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has issued a gazette notification stating that e-carts and e-rickshaws are free from permit requirements. As per the notification, the provisions of the sub-section (1) of section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaws (as defined in section 2A of the said act,) that are used for carrying goods or passengers with personal luggage.

This implies that e-carts and e-vehicles do not need to obtain any government permit to be deemed road legal. However, the...


Published Date: Sep 02, 2016 03:44 pm | Updated Date: Sep 02, 2016 03:44 pm