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 - DMRC Temporarily Closes Entry Gates for 5 Important Delhi Metro Stations to Avoid Crowding, Know Details
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 - Delhi Metro Services Staggered Amid 6-day Lockdown. Check New Timings Here
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 Weekend Curfew: Here's How Delhi Metro Will Function | Read DMRC Guidelines
“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.