DMRC (Delhi Metro Rail Corporation) has designed a better last mile connectivity plans for its riders with a keen focus on park-and-ride facilities and e-rickshaws.
In the Park and Ride facility, the driver can leave his vehicle in parks on the outskirts of the city and travel to the city centre through public transportation. As 70 percent of the people are non-metro passengers, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation plans to hand over the operations to STA and Delhi MMTS.
This Monday, DMRC launched 1000 e-rickshaws at 5 metro stations for the last mile connectivity to the riders.
Currently, DMRC operates its feeder buses connecting 54 metro stations on 42 approved routes in Delhi. These buses cater to approximately two lakh passengers a day.
An expression of interest was given by DMRC in January 2017 to maintain the e-rickshaws. These e-rickshaws are currently focused on Delhi NCR region and they are planning to expand to other places like Faridabad, Manesar and Noida by the end of this year.
These e-rickshaws are certified by ARAI for the safety of the passengers and it is also equipped with the latest GPS technology to track the route taken by the e-rickshaws. The moments of these E-Rickshaws are tracked from the control room and they are permitted to access only within a 5km radius.
Drivers of the e-rickshaws would be verified by the polices and the fares for these rickshaws are expected to range between Rs.5 and Rs.10