Delhi Metro introduces e-rickshaw facility from Jamila Millia Islamia Metro Station

New Delhi: Spreading the reach of its last-mile connectivity solutions for metro commuters, DMRC's Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh flagged off a fleet of 25 e-rickshaws, called ‘ETO’ from Jamia Millia Islamia Metro station of Magenta Line on Thursday.

These 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. A charging station for these electric vehicles has also been set up to ensure seamless service throughout the day.

Initially, 25 ETO rickshaws are being introduced into service from the station which will be increased to 50 in the next few days covering two more stations of this line- Sukhdev Vihar and Jasola Vihar Shaheen Bagh.

These GPS-enabled ETO are specially designed to 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 Kms and Rs 5 for subsequent KM. The commuters can also book vehicles through the ETO app and pay digitally for their rides.

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DMRC has partnered with a consortium of ETO Pvt. Ltd. (Operator) and GEM Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. (Manufacturer) under their brand name ETO to run these services from the above three stations. The commuters can avail more information regarding this facility on the Helpline number managed by ETO at 18001030975 or visit www.etomotors.com

Presently, over 300 e-rickshaws are already providing last-mile connectivity service from 36 Metro stations spread across the network.  In its continued efforts to boost last-mile connectivity, DMRC will be further introducing e-rickshaw services from 15 more Metro stations by the end of next month.

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