New Delhi: To provide last mile connectivity, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Thursday flagged off a fleet of 25 e-rickshaws from Jamia Millia Islamia Metro station of Magenta Line.
“The e-rickshaws will be plying from 6 am to 11 pm daily providing last mile connectivity to nearby localities like Batla House, Gaffar Manzil, Okhla Vihar, Zakir Nagar, Hazi Colony and Noor Nagar etc,” Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh said.
For seamless service throughout the day, a charging station was also set up for electric vehicles.
The number of e-rickshaws will be further increased to 50 in the next few days covering two more stations – Sukhdev Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh.
All the e-rickshaws are GPS enabled and specially designed with a covered cabin and full front windscreen to provide 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 Rs10 for first 2 km and Rs 5 for subsequent km. The commuters can also book vehicles through the ETO app and pay digitally for their rides.
At present, over 300 e-rickshaws are already providing last mile connectivity service from 36 Metro stations spread across the network.