Dwarka: E-rickshaws violating traffic rules
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Dwarka: E-rickshaws violating traffic rules

Such violations pose serious threat to the passengers

Dwarka: E-rickshaws violating traffic rules

Dwarka: E-rickshaws can be seen violating traffic rules in the sub-city. With the mushrooming of e rickshaws in Dwarka, there has been an increase in the violation of the traffic rules and thus, the roads there have become unsafe. These violations pose a serious threat to the passengers.

It has been observed that the Rickshaws are breaking the rules by jumping red lights and riding on the wrong side of the road. Not only this, they are violating the norms of the Motor Vehicle Acts by ferrying more people than prescribed. They are also installing more powerful batteries in place of the standard battery of defined power by the authority. “While roaming around in the city, you can definitely find e-rickshaws jumping red lights and driving on the wrong side to avoid any long turn or traffic signal. They even carry six passenger at once. There are multiple violations of the traffic rules,” says RK Singh, a resident of Sector 10.

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At the metro stations like Sector 9, one can see how the e-rickshaws overload while going to Ramphal Chowk. “Overloading of passengers is a very common sight at Dwarka's metro stations. At Sector 14 metro station, they take five to six students to the IP University Campus at a time. Also, in the morning when you have to exit the metro station through Gate Number 1, you would it difficult to even cross the road as the whole road is blocked by them,” says Neha Yadav of Sector 16.

The passengers of Dwarka are not happy with these violations. Sangeeta Mishra, a resident of Sector 9 says, “At Sector 9 metro station, the e-rickshaws have their own monopoly. They decide how many passengers have to be taken and what to be charged from them. If you resist, they retaliate. They overloaded the rickshaws and often drive on the wrong side to Ramphal Chowk Sector 7.”

A resident of Sector 5, Vishal Gupta suggests, “The drivers of these vehicles should have proper dress and badge. Also, the authorities should take strict initiative to prosecute them. Neither the transport department nor the civic bodies are willing to shoulder their responsibilities.”