City rail station gets battery-operated carts

Battery-operated carts have been introduced at the  Krantivira Sangolli Rayana (Bengaluru City)  railway station to replace old buggies launched three years ago.

A total of seven battery-operated carts will  be available round the clock  to ferry senior citizens and physically challenged people. But these vehicles cannot carry luggage. Each vehicle can carry four people, including  the driver, and the fare will be Rs 20 per person. People can book the ride in advance by logging on to the IRCTC website.

The carts have been provided by Maini Material Movements Private Limited.  Sandeep Kumar Maini, Chairman, Maini Group, said on Wednesday  similar vehicles were available at Rashtrapati Bhavan, airports and historical monuments across India.  

The South Western Railway, in association with the Maini Group,  is now working on the modalities of introducing similar carts at the Yeshwantpur railway station.

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