Cab-aggregator firm Uber today said that on its network in Delhi city the company has deployed as many as 100 e-rickshaws. This has been done in a bid to offer improved first and last mile connectivity as well as short-distance commutes, the statement from the company said.
On the Uber app, commuters will be able to book the micromobility product from Tuesday onwards and the service can be availed on Delhi Metro's blue line stations such as Dabri Mor, ESI Basaidarapur, Janakpuri East and Uttam Nagar East, among others. The company has deployed these e-rickshaws
across 26 Delhi metro stations.
"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 from the company read.
The company further added that its latest service falls in line with its global pledge in making all rides totally emission free by the year 2040 wherein it will employ zero-emission vehicles on its platform and integrate public transport with micromobility.
"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," Uber General Manager, North and West India Shiva Shailendran said.