Press Esc to close
Thursday 29 September 2016
News updated at 1:59 AM IST
Weather
Max: 29.3°C
Min : 20.9°C
In Bengaluru
Generally cloudy

Electric rickshaws to run from Metro stations

Vishal Kant New Delhi:

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) would soon be operating three-wheeler electric vehicles from the Metro stations here to ensure better connectivity for the commuters.

The initiative would simultaneously promote environment-friendly public transport.
Sources in the NDMC said the civic body plans to introduce around 350 electric rickshaws or electric vehicles over the next three years.

“The project would be taken up on the public-private-partnership model, wherein the electric rickshaws would be operated by the private players. The concessionaire would be required to mobilise finances to procure, supply, install, operate and maintain these vehicles and provide enough manpower to ensure a smooth operation of the fleet for minimum of 12 hours a day,” said an official of the municipal council.

Fare collection

As per the proposal, the concessionaire would generate revenue through fare collection and advertisements. “However, the fares of the environment-friendly rickshaws would be fixed after consulting with NDMC,” the official added.

At present, there are 14 Metro stations in the area-Rajiv Chowk, Ram Krishna Ashram Marg, Mandi House, Barakhamba Road, Patel Chowk, Central Secretariat, Udyog Bhawan, Race Course, Jor Bagh, INA, AIIMS, Khan Market and JLN stadium.

The civic body officials said apart from connecting the Metro stations to important destinations, the electric rickshaws would also connect some of the major landmarks in the area.

While NDMC is fine-tuning the proposal documents, the proposal needs to be cleared by the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure Planning and Engineering (UTTIPEC).

All transportation projects or transport engineering solutions in Delhi by any agency having road engineering or infrastructure implication requires clearance of UTTIPEC, an autonomous body within the Delhi Development Authority.

In a similar initiative, a fleet of battery-operated rickshaws, G-Rik, was launched last month in south Delhi. The fleet of 25 rickshaws operate between the Malviya Nagar Metro station and Select Citywalk in Saket.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Kane Williamson selects a suit length at a Garments shop in Kolkata on Wednesday...

Kane Williamson selects a suit length at a Garments shop in Kolkata on Wednesday...

Women practice Gujarati 'Garba' as they celebrate for the upcoming 'Navratri festival'...

Women practice Gujarati 'Garba' as they celebrate for the upcoming 'Navratri festival'...

A submerged temple after opening of Bargi dam gate at Gaurighat in Jabalpur on Wednesday...

A submerged temple after opening of Bargi dam gate at Gaurighat in Jabalpur on Wednesday...

Pranab Mukherjee  during a visit to Kedarnath Temple at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday....

Pranab Mukherjee during a visit to Kedarnath Temple at Kedarnath in Uttarakhand on Wednesday....

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016...

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016...

Ranveer Singh attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016, in Mumbai...

Ranveer Singh attends the GQ India Men of the Year Awards 2016, in Mumbai...

Prabhu Deva and actress Tamanna during a promotional event for their upcoming film Devi...

Prabhu Deva and actress Tamanna during a promotional event for their upcoming film Devi...

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani and Kiara Advani talking to media person....

Actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Disha Patani and Kiara Advani talking to media person....

Sourav Ganguly and Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble during a practice session...

Sourav Ganguly and Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble during a practice session...

Ajay Devgn with his daughter Nysa during a campaign in Mumbai...

Ajay Devgn with his daughter Nysa during a campaign in Mumbai...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523