The Municipal Corporation of Delhi will register the rickshaws and also issue identity cards to drivers. Loans at 3% per annum interest rates would be given without requiring any guarantee. A benchmark of 650W has been set for all the newly-registered e-rickshaws.
The 200,000 rickshaws can address the last-mile connectivity problem, feel experts. “The transport department should identify metro stations, bus terminals and activity areas and work out proper routes for e-rickshaws” urban transport expert PK Sarkar said.