Quadricycles to ply from October 1, 2014

Screenshot_1The Quadricycles will be allowed to run in cities across the country from October 1, 2014. It will have hard top and doors. As a safety measure, it will be mandatory for such vehicles to have seatbelts for both the occupants in the front and two in the rear seat.

Objective to permit Quadricycles: To replace the auto-rickshaws because the emission norms of these vehicles are better than auto-rickshaws.

About Quadricycles
  • Four-wheel vehicle with a small engine.
  • Maximum speed: 70 kmph.
  • Manufactured by Bajaj Auto.
  • Expected to run 35 km on a litre of fuel.
  • Won’t be allowed to ply on highways.
  • More efficient on security and safety concerns as it had introduced the provision of seatbelts and braking system like that of cars, which falls under M1 category of vehicles.
  • The weight of the battery excluded from the vehicle curb weight to promote no carbon emission. 

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