Order of the Supreme Court regarding use of clay paver blocks and plying of e-rickshaws, Matheran, Maharashtra, 10/01/2024

  • 10/01/2024

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of In Re: T N Godavarman Thirumulpad Vs Union of India & Others dated 10/01/2024.

Counsel for the state of Maharashtra informed the apex court that the Monitoring Committee in consultation with IIT Bombay is looking into the proposal of using clay paver blocks instead of concrete paver blocks. It is necessary to use clay paver blocks in order to prevent soil erosion.

The SC clarified that e-rickshaws, if permitted, would be only provided to the present hand cart pullers in order to compensate them on account of their loss of employment. Further, there would also be a restriction on the number of e-rickshaws to be permitted in Matheran. The monitoring committee was also asked to examine as to which of the roads/streets would be permitted to be used by the e-rickshaws as also the number of e-rickshaws to be plied.