New Delhi: Giving a further boost to its efforts in ensuring enhanced last-mile connectivity for Metro commuters, Delhi Metro’s Managing Director Dr Mangu Singh on Saturday flagged off a fleet of 25 e-rickshaws, called ‘ETO’ from Noida Electronic City Metro station of Blue Line. “These E-rickshaws will be plying from 6 AM to 11 PM daily providing last-mile connectivity to nearby localities of Noida Electronic City Metro station,” said Delhi Metro in a press release.
Initially, 25 ETO rickshaws are being introduced into service from the station which will be increased to 100 by the end of next month, covering more stations in the Noida section of Blue Line which include Sector-62, Noida Sector-59, Noida Sector-61, Noida Sector-34 etc.
These GPS enabled e-rickshaws are specially designed to have a covered cabin and full front windscreen to provide last-mile connectivity within an area of 4-5 KM around Metro stations. The fares have been kept very nominal at a base price of Rs 10 for first 2 KM and Rs 5 for the subsequent KM. The commuters can also book vehicles through the ETO app and pay digitally for their rides.
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 e-rickshaws from the above 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 310 e-rickshaws are already providing last-mile connectivity service from 34 Metro stations spread across the network. In its continued efforts to boost last-mile connectivity, DMRC will be further introducing e-rickshaw services from 13 more Metro stations by the end of next month.
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