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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.


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