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Noida Metro to roll out e-rickshaw service

Noida Metro to roll out e-rickshaw service

Soon Noida Metro passengers can get e-rickshaw service from Metro stations. The Noida Metro Rail Corporation (NMRC) decided to roll out e-rickshaw services on Aqua Line. It issued a request for proposal from private operators to run them from 16 stations on Aqua Line.

The NMRC also decided to provide parking space at these stations for these e-rickshaws. The authorities will also provide charging infrastructure for them. The operators will have to pay a part of the profits to NMRC.

Around 10 to 15 e-rickshaws will be there at each station for Metro users. They can use this facility for their last-mile connectivity.

As of now, the fare of these e-rickshaws has not been decided. However, as per sources, it will be at par with the existing rates. The fare will be announced once it is approved by the local transport authority.

The e-rickshaws will be equipped with a GPS facility. A dedicated helpline will also be allocated to them. Besides, the fleet will have a similar and uniform appearance.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Metro authorities are thinking of raising the speed of the airport line to help commuters reach the airport faster. They proposed to raise the speed of the airport line so that the metro trains run faster between the Indira Gandhi International Airport and New Delhi Railway Station.

If the proposal is approved, it will cut down the travel time between the two stations. While the current speed of the Delhi Metro airport line is 85 km per hour, it will be 120 km per hour if the speed is raised as per the proposal.

With this, the estimated travel time between the New Delhi Railway Station and Terminal 3 Delhi airport will be 15 minutes. That means commuters can reach the airport within 15 minutes from the Railway station.

It will also impact passengers travelling from Noida, as Noida Metro wants to join the Noida International Airport with the New Delhi Metro Station.

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