Relief for Delhi Metro commuters: DMRC launches e-rickshaw service in Ghaziabad

The first fleet of five e-rickshaws were launched on Monday and will operate from Vaishali metro station in Ghaziabad.

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In order to provide last-mile connectivity to metro commuters, an e-rickshaw service was flagged off from the DMRC headquarters in Delhi.

The first fleet of five e-rickshaws were launched on Monday and will operate from Vaishali metro station in Ghaziabad. The first lot was flagged off by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) managing director Dr Mangu Singh on the occasion of World Environment Day.

The move is aimed at mitigating the mushrooming of unorganised transport mediums like e-rickshaws and Gramin Sewa services in Delhi-NCR, which not only block the entry-exit points of Metro stations, but also creates pollution.

The DMRC spokesperson said the specially designed e-rickshaws, with a covered cabin and a full-front windscreen, will provide the last-mile connectivity within a radius of 3km to 4km around Metro stations.

“These vehicles are also fitted with CCTV cameras and GPS to ensure added safety for passengers, especially women commuters. The e-rickshaws with also be operational in Gurgaon and Faridabad stations shortly. Upon the successful implementation of the e-rickshaw service in the NCR region, the service will be replicated in Delhi subject to feasibility,” the DMRC spokesperson said. More info

By Peeyush Khandelwal Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad

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