About Sumant Banerji

A self professed lover of all things mobile, the ones that operate on a tarmac are by far Sumant Banerji’s favourite. An aspiring automobile engineer at one point of time, he dumped the science for the art of making a car and landed up in a newspaper office. Ever ready for a spin on the road be it in a Nano or a beemer, his best kept secret remains roaming around the car bazaars of Karol Bagh and Sadar Bazar and shaking hands with grease tainted mechanics.

The last time I wrote about the need to regulate the plying of electronic rickshaws in Delhi, the issue had not taken centre stage in the way it is now. The death of a 2 year old in East Delhi last week along with Delhi Traffic Police’s claim that e-rickshaws have led to 29 accidents and at least 2 more deaths in the past, has made it more serious and urgent. [Read more]

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There was a time when the mere mention of Nano–Tata’s wonder car–would receive a barrage of cacophony. It would make big headlines, induce zealous TV anchors to shriller tones and compel car reviewers to find bigger better adjectives. [Read more]

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When it comes to providing safety features in cars, and we are primarily talking of small cars here, it is a pure case of passing the buck. The manufacturers say the consumers dont want it. The consumers crib that the manufacturers dont provide it or even when they do, the cost is exorbitant. And the government isn’t able to make up its mind on what to do. [Read more]

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We all know driving in Delhi is one of the more dangerous activities one can do. In 2013, 1530 people lost their lives due to fatal accidents in the national capital, the most in any city in the country by some distance. [Read more]

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Blame it on the burden of expectations or our rockstar Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s own exhortations to rise above petty politics but the decision to allow e-rickshaws in Delhi is proof enough that the NDA 2.0 rule has started on the wrong foot. [Read more]

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