E-carts, e-rickshaws don't need permits: Government

New Delhi: The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways on Wednesday said e-rickshaws and e-carts don't need permits to ply on the roads. The ministry said in a gazette notification that the provisions of sub-section 66 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, will not apply to e-carts and e-rickshaw used for carrying goods or passengers with personal luggage.  "This means that vehicles that are registered as e-carts or e-rickshaws will not require any permits. State governments can, however, impose restrictions under appropriate traffic laws on plying of these vehicles in specific areas or specific roads," the statement added.  IANS