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Delhi metro to introduce eco friendly rickshaws

Sep 13, 2012 16:49 IST

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How many of you dread that walk between Metro station and your home?

The Delhi Metro, the city's modern symbol, is on the verge of coming out with a solution for this perpetual problem that has been forcing many to take to the wheels relying less on public transport.

Eco-friendly rickshaws, the DMRC feels, is the best way to help people reach Metro stations from their homes where a bus or a van cannot go due to a variety of reasons.

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Though feeder bus is one option that has been tested with less success, the Delhi Metro feels battery-run e-rickshaws will help to ferry people from their homes to stations which are either far away or located at a not-so-walkable distance.

To test the waters, the Delhi Metro wants to introduce the e-rickshaws as pilot project at Chhatrapur Metro Station from
where these vehicles would ferry people from home and back.

The Delhi Metro has invited Expression Of Interest from interested agencies which had similar working experience and are well versed with the guidelines issued by "UTTIPEC" on a model of Design, build, own, operate & transfer system (DBOOT)for operation of E-Rickshaw.

DMRC will be providing only area for construction of infrastructure and selected operator will make his own arrangement for electricity for charging of batteries of e-rickshaw, the document says.

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