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Amritsar cops launch stickers for e-rickshaws to streamline traffic

Amritsar cops launch stickers for e-rickshaws to streamline traffic

ADCP (Traffic) Harpal Singh during the launch of stickers for e-rickshaws in Amritsar on Sunday. Tribune photo



Tribune News Service

Amritsar, March 3

In an endeavour to streamline the movement of e-rickshaws on roads, the city police have launched a drive to allot stickers with printed numbers for their identification to their owners.

The police would be able to keep a record of the ownership and drivers of all e-rickshaws plying in the city with the help of stickers.

Harpal Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (ADCP), Traffic, said, “The holy city has witnessed a manifold increase in battery-operated rickshaws on city roads in the recent past. There is hardly any record of such vehicles.”

“Nobody knew who is driver or owner of an e-rickshaw. Sometimes drivers are involved in crime and the police finds it difficult to identify them. Moreover, a large number of e-rickshaws on roads means frequent traffic snarls and jams. A need was felt to streamline the movement such vehicles,” he said.

He said there were two types of stickers – yellow and red. Yellow sticker would be issued to an e-rickshaw which was driven by its owner. Red sticker would be pasted on an e-rickshaw given on rent.

“All stickers would have a number allotted by the police and mobile phone number of drivers. If a passenger forgets his belonging in an e-rickshaw, he can call its driver. In case of any crime or misbehaviour by driver, a passenger could inform the police. The number on the sticker would help the police identify him,” he said.

He said people could also report traffic problems or give suggestions to streamline movement of vehicles on the mobile phone number 7710104349.

Driver thrashed

An auto-rickshaw driver was brutally thrashed and injured by other three-wheeler drivers in a quarrel over passengers near Sangam Cinema, near interstate bus terminus, here on Sunday. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Injured victim was identified as Sukhraj Singh of Bhai Laloji Nagar. He alleged that another auto-rickshaw driver identified as Joban along with his accomplices attacked him with sharp weapons and iron rods over ferrying passengers. The police said investigation was in progress and a case was being registered in this connection.

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