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The Jharkhand High Court Tuesday directed the state government to ban the plying of auto-rickshaws more than 10 years old on the roads of state capital Ranchi.

There are around 6,000 auto-rickshaw in Ranchi and only around 2,300 had permits, said an affidavit by the government.

The high court bench of Chief Justice P.C. Tatia passed the order while hearing a petition. It also asked the government to make alternative travel arrangements to meet the requirements of commuters. The court suggested CNG-run auto-rickshaws for the city.


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