Srinagar: Eco-friendly electronic auto-rickshaw service was started in Srinagar city on Monday.
The chargeable battery-driven auto-rickshaw service will ply from Gawkadal to Bohrikadal area of downtown Srinagar.
One of the e-rickshaw auto drivers Bilal Ahmed told news agency Kashmir News Trust that the service will be operational on the routes – connecting Habba-kadal with civil lines area and Habba-Kadal to old city with Rs 10 lowest fare per passenger.
“We are going to charge Rs 10 from Gawkadal to Habakadal and Fathekadal and Rs 15 to Bohrikadal,” he said adding that from today (Monday) three e-rickshaw autos will ply and in coming days the there will be an increase in the number.
The e-rickshaw, apart from being eco-friendly, also runs on chargeable Lithium batteries during sub-zero temperatures.
Considering the rising level of pollution in the atmosphere and the absence of public transport in Srinagar areas, the E-rickshaws are believed to be an atmosphere-friendly alternative omitting less smoke and have also been set up to ensure seamless service throughout the day in the Srinagar areas accordingly.
“Due to lack of public transport facilities, this e-rickshaws will ease the sufferings of the passengers. It is really a good move and we appreciate it,” one of the locals said.