New Delhi: Cab aggregator Uber on Tuesday said that that Delhi has become the first city in the country where it has deployed 100 e-rickshaws on its platform. Also Read - Farmers Protest: Delhi Metro Resumes Services on All Lines, Operation to be Normal on Saturday
As per updates from Uber, the vehicles have been deployed across 26 Delhi Metro stations and it will offer riders sustainable mobility solutions for better first and last-mile connectivity as well as short distance commutes. Also Read - Farmers Protests: Entry, Exit Gates of 6 Delhi Metro Stations Closed
Riders will be able to book e-rickshaws on the Uber app available at the following stations on Metro’s blue line: Ashok Park Main, Dabri Mor, ESI Basaidarapur, Inderlok, Janakpuri east, Janakpuri west, Kanhaiya nagar metro, Keshav Puram, Madipur, Mayapuri, Moti Nagar, Paschim Vihar East and more. Also Read - Farmers Protest: Metro Services From NCR to Delhi to Remain Suspended Tomorrow, Says DMRC
“This launch is just one of the many steps we are taking to operationalise our vision of building a self-sustaining ecosystem which will cater to the country’s growing need for clean transport solutions,” Shiva Shailendran, General Manager, North and West India, Uber said in a statement.
Uber has launched this initiative in line with the company’s commitment to make all rides on its platform 100 per cent emission-free by 2040.
For its user, Uber in the past few months, has launched a slew of safety measures, such as the ‘Go Online Checklist’ and a mandatory mask policy for riders, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, and mandatory driver education around Covid-19 related safety protocols.
Riders and drivers can also cancel a trip, without penalty, if the other person is not wearing a mask. Part of the safety measures, Uber said it is distributing over three million masks and 200,000 bottles of disinfectants and sanitisers to drivers, free of cost.