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No permits required for e-rickshaws, govt issues notification

Removing legal hurdles in the way of running of electric rickshaws as last mile connectivity, the Transport Ministry has exempted such vehicles from requiring permits for plying on roads. Obtaining permits for operating in states were proving to be the biggest obstacle for e-carts and e-rickshaws, a senior Road Transport and Highways Ministry official said, adding that they can now operate pan-India, hassle free. However, the state governments may impose restrictions under appropriate traffic laws on plying of these vehicles in specific areas or specific routes.
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