Delhi

On the cards: e-scooters at 4 more metro stations

Facility, currently available at five stations, got good response

After getting good response to the Delhi Metro’s green push of facilitating commuters to use e-scooters for last mile connectivity, Aishwarya Kachal, who runs the agency providing the service, said that the e-scooters are likely to be made available at four more stations by next month.

Currently, these services are available at five stations, including Mandi House, Nehru Enclave, North Campus, South Campus and Dwarka Sector 9 stations. The services which were started in May this year has seen a phenomenal response, said Mr. Kachal.

“Currently, there are 40 e-scooters stationed outside the metro stations apart from the several others which are present across the city. The facility got a phenomenal response especially from young people as they are enthused about keeping the city clean,” said Mr. Kachal.

While the agency is open to provide the services across the Delhi Metro network, Mr. Kachal added that the proposal for the extension of services to four other metro stations is under consideration with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

“Delhi needs e-mobility the most considering the level of air pollution in the city,” said Mr. Kachal.

Currently, users need to bring the e-scooters back to the same station. But with expansion of the network, stationing the e-scooters at a different location might also be facilitated, he added.

In April this year, the DMRC had identified 18 stations where bicycle stands are available. “With a view to encourage use of bicycles and propagate environment-friendly mode of transport among metro commuters for covering smaller distances, the DMRC has introduced permanent space for bicycle stands at its metro stations with dedicated parking lots,” it had said in a statement.

This was in addition to the several stations across the network where bicycle sharing services were already available.

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