Rickshaw pullers have won a court battle to operate freely on Delhi’s streets.
People booking flights to Delhi may be pleased to learn that rickshaws will continue to be a familiar sight on the city’s streets.
A ruling to regulate the number of the small vehicles operating on Delhi’s roads has been overturned, allowing rickshaw pullers to haul their carts and passengers around the city, the Guardian reported.
One rickshaw puller Sharif told the newspaper that he was “very happy” about the decision.
The judge concluded that capping the number of rickshaws in Delhi would breach their “constitutional right of free choice of work”, the news provider explained.
Introduced in the 1940s, the cycle-driven mode of transport has become a common sight in many cities around Asia.
Cycle rickshaws operate in the old city district of Delhi and are often popular with tourists seeking an alternative way to get around the streets and see some of the sights, according to the Delhi Tourism website.