New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Wednesday joined hands with Hyderabad’s ETO Motors and announced e-rickshaw services to 12 more metro stations extending the facility to the last of the network’s connecting route in the national capital. Also Read - 'We Are Taking Some Rest', Tweets Delhi Metro As it Halts Services During Janata Curfew
With this, the total tally of stations with a fleet of more than 1000 e-rickshaws will be operational within the next two to three months. DMRC will also be providing dedicated space for parking and stabling of e-rickshaws as well as battery charging spots which will also serve the purpose of pick-up and drop-off passengers at these respective metro stations. Also Read - Holi 2020: DTC Bus, Delhi Metro Services Will Begin Operations at 2:30 PM on March 10
This e-rickshaws called ‘SmartEs’ will be GPS enabled and provide last-mile connectivity until a radius of 3 to 4 km from the metro station. The fares have been kept nominal, starting at Rs 10 for the first 2 km and then Rs 5 for every subsequent kilometre. Also Read - Delhi Violence: Entry And Exit of All Metro Stations Open, Trains Operating Normally
“This is a testimony of our capability in effectively handling the first and last-mile connectivity to the passengers of Delhi Metro Rail. We are committed to providing clean, safe and shared mobility to the people of Delhi while ensuring their lower carbon footprint. Our affordable mobility service will definitely help passengers to save on their travel expenses,” Biju Mathews, chief executive officer, ETO Motors said commenting on the developmental project.
Further, the e-rickshaw service can be availed through the ‘SmartE’ app in which customers have the option to pay through digital mode. The DMRC has introduced many such initiatives as part of the corporation’s robust eco-friendly measures.