To boost the reach of its last-mile connectivity for the safety and security of the metro commuters, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) flagged off 25 e-rickshaws from Jamila Milia Islamia Metro Station on the Magenta Line. The e-rickshaws, called ETO, were flagged off by DMRC Chairman Mangu Singh.
These e-rickshaws will ply 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, Noor Nagar and other nearby areas.
“A charging station has also been set up for these electric vehicles to ensure seamless service throughout the day.
As part of its EV policy, the Delhi Government aims to register at least 5 lakh electric vehicles by 2024 in order to reduce air pollution in the national capital region.
For last-mile connectivity, it aims to induct 35,000 electric two, three, four-wheelers and buses along with 1,000 electric vehicles and 250 public charging and battery swapping stations.
It has also waived road tax and registration fees for all battery electric vehicles for the next three years.
“We need smart green solutions for mobility to check the menace of air pollution. Battery-operated e-rickshaw is a sustainable solution for a better tomorrow. There are no dangers of any emission of toxic air from these green vehicles,” Naga Satyam, co-founde