Governor is pleased to constitute a Committee with for consideration of the matter of further one-time regularization of unauthorized Auto-rickshaws plying after 31.03.2019 on the city-routes in Kolkata.
Governor is pleased to finally publish the notification directing the RTA, Kolkata to limit the number of permits on autorickshaw plying in different routes within the jurisdiction of Kolkata, Howrah, Bidhannagar and Barrackpore Police Commissionerates in public interest, with immediate effect.
Governor is pleased to frame a ‘Policy for operation and regularization of auto-rickshaws as well as issuance of permits for auto-rickshaws in the State’ hereinafter termed as ‘Auto-rickshaw Policy of West Bengal, 2018’
Payment of Tax by the E-rickshaw owners has been exempted upto 30th June, 2016 vide Transport Department Notification No. 1447-WT dated 07.04.2016.
Regional Transport Authority, Burdwan shall issue permits for auto-rickshaws within the municipal areas of Asansol Sub-Division in terms of West Bengal Motor Vehicles Act, 1988.
To look into different aspects of social security measures etc. for the taxi drivers, auto-rickshaw drivers and their families to the extent they do not overlap the areas looked after by other statutory and administrative bodies;
Governor is pleased to exempt payment of taxes by the E-rickshaw owners for the financial year, 2015-2016 in public interest and to make the migration to the E-rickshaw regime seamless and barrier-free.