Government Orders Pertaining to Auto-rickshaws in Hyderabad

In a recent post we had announced that we are initiating a project to study the structure of the informal economies of auto-rickshaws in Hyderabad in terms of the actors involved, the economic structures, the government regulations, etc. One of the key elements of this structure and key instruments of government regulation are the Government Orders, commonly referred to as simply G.Os.While government orders can be found with relative ease on the internet, one would have to know the specific GO number and year to find them. In addition, the GOs are not categorized and one would have to depend on references inscribed in the GO to find out about related GOs. For this reason, we thought it would be useful to upload a set of G.O.s which particularly pertain to auto-rickshaws in one place. There are complex relations between various GOs, some are free-standing with respect to other GOs, but all of them have had an impact on the auto-rickshaw economy. Here are the files for download:
Govt. of AP – 28/10/2010 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Rt.No.999 – Permitting Registration of 156 Autorickshaws for STs in Rangareddy District. Autorickshaws must conform to BS3 standards and are permitted to ply in Hyderabad district as well.
Govt. of AP – 15/12/2010 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.158Fare Revision of 2010: Minimum Fare is 14 Rs for the first 1.6 KM and for each subsequent kilometer Rs 8 is charged. Detention charges for every minute is 25p and 25p for every package other than a briefcase/handbag and a restriction of 100 Kilograms on the luggage being carried. Meter fare is one and half times more between 11 PM and 5 AM.
Govt. of AP – 20/04/2011 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Rt.No.339 – Permitting Registrations of 70 Autorickshaws for STs in Rangareddy District. Autorickshaws must conform to BS3 standards and are permitted to ply in Hyderabad District as well.
Govt. of AP Р18/08/2011 РTransport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.108Penalties for Violation of Traffic Rules : A minimum of Rs. 100 (up to Rs. 200 given multiple offences) would be charged for the following: misbehavior, driving without uniform, extra monetary demand, extra passengers, without/ irregular registration number, driving without light, disobeying traffic signals, no DL/ RC, obstruction of driver piloting, without mirror/ bulb horn, visibility of lamps and registration marks, lane crossing and so on under section 177 of Motor vehicles act 1988 and  unauthorized interference with vehicle/ tampering under section 198 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1998.Similarly Rs 200 would be charged for mentally/ physically unfit driver under section 186, Rs 300 for allowing driving at excessive speed under section 183(2), Rs 400 for driving at excessive speed under section 183(1), Rs 500 for disobedience of orders or refusal to give information under section 179 (1 and 2), for under age driving under section 181, for drivers that have been disqualified from holding licenses under section 181(1) and for racing and trail of speed under section 189.Rs 1000 would be charged for allowing unauthorized persons to drive under section 180, for driving dangerously (cell phone use, excess load, jumping signal) under 184, for using vehicle in unsafe condition in public place violating road safety (noise, air pollution, wrong/dangerous parking) under 190(2) and for lack of insurance certificate under section 196 of the Motor Vehicles Act of 1998.A fine of Rs 2000 (maximum up to 5000) would be charged for lack of registration/ renewal of registration/ fitness certificate under section 192(1) and Rs 3000 for refusal to stop and submit vehicle for weighing under 194(2).
Govt. of AP – 22/08/2011 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.82Fare Revision of 2011 : Minimum Fare is 16 Rs for the first 1.6 KM and for each subsequent kilometer Rs 9 is charged. Detention charges for every minute is 25p per minute and 25p for every package other than a briefcase/handbag and a restriction of 100 Kilograms on the luggage being carried. Meter fare is one and half times more between 11 PM and 5 AM.
Govt. of AP – 24/11/2011 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.133Announcing Number of Autorickshaws and Releasing Permits 3500 new permits.
After MCH became GHMC to including parts of Ranga Reddy district (in 2007) there being greater demand for auto rickshaws, the initial limit of 68469 autos will be extended to 73535 (68469 in Hyderabad corporation and 5066 in RR). An additional 3500 LPG autos within GHMC area limits were authorized. Of 3500, 500 were reserved for SC/ST categories and remaining under open category, thereby increasing total 3 wheeler contract carriages within GHMC area limits from 73535 to 77035. These registrations were to be completed by January 2012. Following this GO, it was found that an additional 322 autos were given temporary registrations. After the respective auto drivers approached the High Court requesting registration and permits, the high court ordered that they be registered, but could not grant them permits given restrictions on issuing of permits. In GO 89 issued on 5th September 2012, they were considered for relaxation and allowed to ply within GHMC area limits.On the same day, given the unhealthy competition leading to excess fares, overloading and illegal trading and the subsequent requests from various communities for issue of registration of new autos, another GO (no 90) was issued.
Govt. of AP – 08/05/2012 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Rt.No.482 – Permitting Registration of 26 Autorickshaws for STs in Rangareddy District.
Govt. of AP – 05/09/2012 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.89 – Permitting Registrations of 322 new autorickshaws along with the 3500 permits released earlier and allowing them to ply within GHMC limits. The autorickshaws must be LPG/CNG.
Govt. of AP – 05/09/2012 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.90 – Introduced 20,000 new LPG/CNG auto-rickshaws in the GHMC limits with immediate effect, bringing the total number of auto-rickshaws within GHMC limits to 97357. Of the 20,000 new introductions, 1300 were reserved for open category, 4000 for BCs, 2000 for SCs/STs and 1000 for other minorities. Though the registrations were to be completed within 120 days, failing which the remaining registrations would happen under the open category, in April 2014 it was found that only 11272 of the purchases had obtained temporary registrations from dealers as of 17th October, 2013.
Govt. of AP – 07/11/2012 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Rt.No.577 – Permitting Registration of 35 Autorickshaws for STs in Rangareddy District. Autorickshaws must be LPG/CNG and can ply within the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation Limits.
Govt. of AP – 14/02/2014 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.14 –¬†Permitting Registrations of new autorickshaws out of the 20000 released earlier with quotas marked for OC, BC, SC/ST and Minorities and allowing them to ply within GHMC limits. The autorickshaws must be LPG/CNG. If the reserved categories aren’t utilised till the end of 30 days, they will be allotted to the open category. Also, it is announced that only one permit is alloted to one person.
Govt. of TS – 28/11/2014 – Transport, Roads & Buildings Department, G.O.Ms.No.20Fare Revision of 2014: Minimum Fare is 20 Rs for the first 1.6 KM and for each subsequent kilometer Rs 11 is charged. Detention charges for every minute is 50p per minute and 25p for every package other than a briefcase/handbag and a restriction of 100 Kilograms on the luggage being carried. Meter fare is one and half times more between 11 PM and 5 AM

 

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