The Indian government is planning of replacing auto rickshaws across the country with quadricycles. The quadricycle is the next big thing in India, as it will offer more safety and comfort to public transport users.
A stay order has been extended by Karnataka High Court in regards to the Quadricycle. The stay order was earlier set for 25th August 2014, it has now been extended to 26th November, 2014. There are various court cases on quadricycles across the country.
High court of Gujarat (WP No.276 of 2014) and High court of Madras (WP No. 7293 of 2014 and 27041 of 2014) and High Court of Delhi (WP No. 5994 of 2014) issued notices to the respondents.
In all the above matters the Union Government has not filed their petition in High courts so far. The Writ Petitions in High Courts are currently pending and stay order have been issued by Karnataka High Court and Hyderabad High court.
Many manufacturers have objected to the use of quadricycles. As it would give an unfair advantage to Bajaj Auto as they are the only ready with a product. It would also not give buyers an option to choose from. Bajaj is currently testing its RE60 quadricycle in the city of Delhi.
Mahindra & Mahindra too is working on developing a quadricycle of their own codenamed C101. The Indian manufacturer has confirmed that their product will be showcased in 2015, however, they have not revealed when mass production of it could commence.