New Delhi: In an effort to make public transport safer, cheaper and environment-friendly, Smart e-Rickshaws – equipped with digital gadgets including GPRS and CCTV cameras – were recently flagged off in Delhi.
Inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Transport Minister Gopal Rai, these e-Rickshaws are called 'smart' for a reason.
The rickshaws are installed with CCTVs which can record footage for over four days. Keeping the safety of women passengers in mind, the rickshaws also have GPRS system. Moreover, around 30 women drivers have been issued licenses to drive them.
“It feels safe here. It is driven by women drivers so we feel a bit secure,” a passenger told Zee Media reporter.
The cost of the rickshaw is one lakh 40 thousand.
At present, these rickshaws are plying at limited areas in the city, but their reach will be broadened in the near future.