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Delhi Metro extends e-rickshaw service to these 12 stations

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New Delhi: The Delhi Metro extended the facility of e-rickshaw services to 12 more Metro stations, taking the total tally of stations to 29 where a fleet of over 1,000 e-rickshaws now becomes operational. AK Garg, Director (Operations) at Delhi Metro, flagged off this fleet of around 250 e-rickshaws, called SmartE, from Patel Nagar Metro station on Wednesday.

These 250 e-rickshaws will be plying from 6 AM to 11 PM from 12 stations spread across the Delhi Metro network to boost last-mile connectivity for passengers of nearby localities. The stations are: Qutab Minar, Ghittorni, Arjangarh, Nawada, Shadipur, Patel Nagar, Nangloi, Nangloi Railway Station, Govindpuri, Harkesh Nagar Okhla, Moolchand and Botanical Garden.

E-rickshaw service to be extended to 12 more Delhi Metro stations

Till date, over 800 e-rickshaws have been plying from 17 Delhi Metro stations, facilitating over one lakh passengers to reach their destinations/stations daily. With this addition, the number of e-rickshaws has gone beyond 1,000, covering 29 metro stations. A total of 12 more stations are likely to be extended the same facility within the next two-three months, wherein around 500 more e-rickshaws will be put to service.

The SmartEs

These GPS-enabled SmartEs are specially designed and have 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 Rs 10 for the first 2 Km and Rs 5 for every subsequent Km. The commuters can also book vehicles through the SmartE app and pay digitally for their rides.
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In recent years, DMRC has introduced many eco-friendly initiatives to ensure a robust last-mile connectivity system, which enables commuters to prefer non-polluting public transport modes over personal vehicles.

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