Chandigarh, December 22
Non-LPG autorickshaws would not be allowed to ply on the city roads after March 31. This was stated by Home Secretary Ram Niwas after a meeting to review the progress of the conversion of non-LPG rickshaws into LPG autorickshaws.

The Home Secretary said financial assistance had been arranged from the Delhi Financial Corporation and other institutions for the purchase of LPG autorickshaws. Till date, 2,820 permissions had been granted for the purchase of LPG autorickshaws, out of which 1,900 LPG autorickshaws had already started plying.

He said autorickshaws from Panchkula and Mohali must be converted or replaced with LPG and had to be countersigned from the Secretary, State Transport Authority, Chandigarh, before March 31. After this date, no countersigning or permission would be given to any autorickshaw owner.

Source: Tribune News Service