New Delhi: After the success of its e-rickshaw service in Noida & Ghaziabad, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is planning to extend the service to commuters in the national capital.
The service will have high-tech e-rickshaws fitted with CCTV cameras & GPS to ensure added safety for passengers, especially women commuters.
- The e-rickshaw service will be allowed to cover a radius of approx 4 km around Metro stations & are designed differently in style than the usual ones that are plying on city roads.
- The proposal for this was in June put up before lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, who asked other stakeholders to study the feasibility of the service.
- An official said,“We hope the service will help mitigate the mushrooming of unorganised transport mediums such as e-rickshaws and Gramin Sewa services in Delhi-NCR, which not only block the entry-exit points of Metro stations, but also create pollution.”