Delhi To Have New E-rickshaws for Commonwealth Games.
Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010 at 4:48 pm
Keeping in mind the 2010 commonwealth games, the Delhi government is all set to introduce e-rickshaws in partnership with Private players. The e-rickshaws will be powered by a battery which will last up to eight hours before needing a recharge, and come fitted with satellite navigation devices to guarantee prompt and safe service for passengers. They will travel at speeds of up to 25 kilometers per hour (15mph) and ply new routes linking Metro stations with city landmarks and tourist sites.
The drivers will be selected by private companies who will pay their salaries. Those selected to drive the new e-ricks will undergo a course in safe driving and customer care and given new uniforms to match their modern new rickshaws. Fares will range between 10 and 15 rupees (23p) and be free of charge to pensioners.
The Government plans to 4,000 such vehicles on the roads by the time of the Commonwealth Games.