Narendra Modi distributed 5100 E-Rickshaws under the Mudra Yojna Scheme in Noida today at an event organised by the Bhartiya Micro Credit.
The e-rickshaws were received by existing rickshaw owners as well as women and transgender recipients.
Under this program, nearly 5100 e-rickshaws are slotted for distribution in the Delhi-NCR area, including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and Faridabad. Customers will subsequently be able to book e-rickshaws through the Ola mobile app and make online payment via Freecharge that has been integrated into this scheme.
As part of this scheme, Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC) will also set up charging stations (for charging the e-rickshaw batteries) for every 50 E-Rickshaws and service centres (for maintenance of e-rickshaws and batteries) will also be set up for every 250 E-Rickshaws.
The training of the e-rickshaw drivers has been done under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana. Under this scheme beneficiaries including 150 women drivers have been provided training.
Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO, Ola said, “Economic growth, rapid urbanization and environmental concerns are driving the need for innovative mobility solutions across the country. The transportation needs of users in smaller towns and sustainable alternatives for cycle rickshaws will be solved with the introduction of Ola e-rickshaws, which are affordable, environment friendly and convenient. We believe this will improve the lives of countless beneficiaries over time impacting the livelihoods of driver entrepreneurs and taking us closer to our mission of mobility for a billion people.”