Uber introduces e-rickshaws across 26 Delhi metro stations
Uber e-rickshaws have been deployed across 26 Delhi Metro stations offering last-mile connectivity to passengers via the Uber app and it will offer riders sustainable mobility solutions for better first and last-mile connectivity as well as short-distance commutes.
Ride-hailing major Uber has set up e-rickshaws across 26 Delhi metro stations. On Tuesday, Uber announced that 100 e-rickshaws have been added to its navy. Uber said Delhi has become the first Indian city where the ride-hailing major has deployed 100 e-rickshaws on its platform.
These vehicles will work as a cherry on the cake as they will be offering riders sustainable mobility solutions for better first and last-mile connectivity as well as short-distance commutes, a statement said. From Tuesday, onwards riders can book the micro-mobility product on the Uber app and the service will be available at stations. These E-rickshaws will be available across the following 26 stations on Delhi Metro’s blue line: Ashok Park Main, Dabri Mor, ESI Basaidarapur, Inderlok, Janakpuri East, Janakpuri West, Kanhaiya Nagar metro, Keshav Puram, Madipur, Mayapuri, Moti Nagar, Paschim Vihar East, Punjabi Bagh West, Rajouri Garden, Ramesh Nagar, Satguru Ram Singh Marg, Shadipur, Shakurpur, Shastri Nagar, Shivaji Park, Subhash Nagar, Tagore Garden, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar East, Uttam Nagar west and Kirti Nagar.
"As millions of Indians begin moving again, Uber aims to make urban commutes more affordable, efficient, and eco-friendly, helping cities 'Build back better'. With multimodal service offerings like micromobility and public transit options, all in the Uber app, Delhi residents will now be able to complete their journey seamlessly," the statement said.
Uber said the launch is in line with the company’s recently announced global commitment to form all rides on its platform 100 percent emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles and the integration of conveyance and micro-mobility.
Uber General Manager, North and West India, Shiva Shailendran said, "We are delighted to launch e-rickshaws on Uber's platform as an efficient and eco-friendly mobility solution, which will help riders complete their urban commute seamlessly. By integrating public transit and greener last-mile solutions, we are committed to supporting Delhi's sustainability and electric goals."
According to the 2019 IQAir rankings, Delhi ranks 5th in the list of the most polluted cities in the world and this is just one of the many steps we are taking to operationalize our vision of building a self-sustaining ecosystem which will cater to the city’s growing need for clean transport solutions, stated Uber on their website.
With multimodal service offerings like micro-mobility and public transit options, all in the Uber app, we want to offer solutions that will help you complete your journey seamlessly, at the touch of a button, the statement said.