New Delhi: For people longing to get a feel of the Mughal era in the national capital, here is a good news in offing. After the movement of horse carts was restricted in Delhi, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi is all set to grant them a permit for three years.

The three-year permit would be for the use of horse cart near historical locations, religious activities, marriage procession and ceremonies. To obtain the three-year permit, the horse cart owners will have to pay an amount of Rs 4,500 to the MCD.

In a MCD meeting, the Standing Committee had decided on the licence fee of Rs 4500 for three years. According the committee member Suman Gupta, since there is no space to keep horse carts in Paharganj area and Karol Bagh, the licence will be issued on the condition that the owners will keep their carts outside Delhi.

However, the horse cart owners will be permitted to open shops for bookings anywhere in the city.

For renewal of licences, they will have to pay a definite amount to Veterinary Department.

In the initial phase of the project, the movement of horse carts would be permitted only in marriage functions, ceremonies and religious processions. Thereafter, the cart owners are likely to get the nod for the plying of horse cart on routes near the places of historical importance.

It should be noted that horse carts were banned in the national capital before the Commonwealth Games.

JPN/Bureau