Having received a 'good' response from the public at large and from rickshaw pullers in Amritsar, Punjab Chief Secretary has written to all Deputy Commissioners (DC) of the state asking them to explore the possibility of introducing eco-rickshaw cabs in other districts as well. An affidavit to this effect was produced by Deputy Advocate General, Punab Sudeepti Sharma. Filed by Hussan Lal, IAS, Secretary Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Punjab.
The affidavit reads: "The Department of Tourism is in agreement with the report on Eco rickshaw cabs by Deputy Commissioner, Amritsar and DC, Ferozepur and suggested that it shall be in public interest if these eco rickshaw cabs are introduced in other districts as well. In view of the report from DC, Amritsar, the Chief Secretary, Punjab has written to all the other DCs for exploring the possibility of implementing this project in other districts as well."
High Court asks administration to consult NGO to introduce Eco Cabs in Chandigarh
Chandigarh, March 12 : Describing that location of night food streets can be more appropriate for the betterment of the general public, the Punjab and Haryana High Court today asked the UTAdministration as to why the location of night food street cannot be shifted to Sector 17, Chandigarh, than on the outskirts of the city, the present location. The suggestion was made during the resumed hearing of a public interest litigation (PIL) arising out of a suo motu cognizance taken by the High Court on the basis of a news item highlighting the deteriorating condition of night food streets. The Bench also asked the UT Administration to contact Graduates Welfare Association of Fazilka (GWAF) Secretary Navdeep Asija who had invented the concept of non-polluting cabs, in Fazilka, Punjab so that eco cabs can be introduced in the city beautiful. Senior standing counsel for UT Administration Mr. Sanjay Kaushal sought time to seek instructions in this regard. It was on the basis of a news item published by The Indian Express that the then Chief Justice Mr. Mukul Mudgal of the High Court had taken suo motu cognizance and issued notices to Chandigarh and States of Punjab and Haryana asking them to explain as to why eco-cabs shall not be introduced in the States.