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Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Launches E-RIckshaw Services In Dwarka

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| August 3 , 2018 , 19:32 IST

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation on Friday launched the E-rickshaw service for its stations in Dwarka to provide last mile connectivity to the commuters.

The E-rickshaws services will be from eight Metro stations of Dwarka sub-city namely, Dwarka, Dwarka Sectors 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9 and 8, from 6 AM to 11 PM.

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A press statement by the DMRC said, “ Initially, 100 SmartE e-rickshaws are being introduced into service which will gradually be increased to 200 in coming weeks. A Charging Station for 100 electric vehicles has also been set up by SmartE to ensure seamless service through the day.”

According to the statement, these GPS enabled SmartEs are specially designed having covered cabin and full front windscreen to provide the last mile connectivity within an area of 3-4 KM around Metro stations. The fares have been kept very nominal at a base price of Rs. 10 for the first 2 KM and Rs. 5 for every subsequent KM. 

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The commuters can also book vehicles through the SmartE app and pay digitally for their rides.

“On successful implementation of the E-Rickshaw services in Delhi now, DMRC will look to replicate services on the similar format in other areas of Delhi/NCR. Delhi Metro is also working with SmartE to enable usage of Metro Smart Cards for fare payment in these electric vehicles,” the statement read further.

Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, after inaugurating the service said, “DMRC has not only contributed excellence in transportation, but it also stands out for its environment-friendly initiatives. This eco-friendly initiative of introducing E-rickshaws at the Metro stations will enable the commuters to prefer non-polluting public transport modes over personal vehicles.”