Zoomcar, the self-drive car rental startup, has kicked off the service for autorikshaws too, the company announced on Twitter.
The wait is indeed over. Zoomcar is super proud & excited to announce Auto Rickshaw for self drive!Watch the launch - https://t.co/P8WjI8fkGQ
— Zoomcar (@ZoomCarIndia) March 28, 2016
— Zoomcar Delhi (@ZoomcarDEL) March 28, 2016
According to the company website, it is doing a pilot run across six cities.
"Now, you can hire an Auto-rickshaw for Self-drive from Zoomcar. We are currently in the process of doing a pilot run with limited inventory across 6 cities," it said adding customers can make a booking via its website or app.
As per the conditions, customers will be allowed to drive the auto only for 30 minutes for one booking.
"Although the website and app currently allows the customers to book for a minimum of 4 hours, the price (Rs 10/hr) has been adjusted to account for it. Customers will need to pay only Rs 40 for a 30 minute drive," the company said.
The customers will have to undergo a 10-minute guidance session with the fleet executive before driving the auto. After the session, the customer will be able to drive for 20 minutes, accompanied by two professionals.
Also in the pilot project, customers can drive only in 1 km radius around pick-up site. Also there is a refundable security deposit of Rs 5,000 for every booking.
In January, Zoomcar had launched doorstep services for its customers across major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
The Bengaluru-headquartered company rents out cars for an hour, day, week, or month.
At present, its services are available in Delhi and NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Bengaluru.
Its vehicle catalogue offers a wide and extensive variety of cars for self-driving in India, ranging from hatchbacks to SUVs to luxury sedans. The company claims its fleet is clocking over 2200 cars.