E-Rickshaw – Will they replace the current rickshaws in India?

E-Rickshaw in India

Commonwealth Games, there are many things that the Delhi government has planned, and they are being implemented, too. One such ambitious scheme is the introduction of E-rickshaws, or battery-operated rickshaws. The men riding these will not be called rickshaw-wallas but drivers. They will be specially trained not only to speak English but also to take tourists around the city’s popular tourist destinations.

The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) plans to launch 4,000 such rickshaws before the game, which will have a seating capacity for three. The lowest fare will be Rs 10 or Rs 15 — varying with the distance. The Government has tied up with some private firms that will take care of the maintenance and operation of these rickshaws.

The highlight of these rickshaws is that they are GPS-(global positioning system) enabled for easy monitoring. These E-ricks, hopefully, will be faster and easier to drive as compared to the existing rickshaws, apart from being environmental friendly.

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