Transportation app ola nowadays launched e-rickshaw category on its platform which will modify the users to book rides on the electrical vehicle in Delhi-NCR region.
The service will be launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi later within the day as a part of ‘Stand-Up India’ initiative, that aimed toward promoting entrepreneurship. “A total of Five Hundred ola e-rickshaws are going to be launched in partnership with Bhartiya micro Credit (BMC) at the event and can be deployed across Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad. this can be more scaled up within the coming back months to additional little cities and Tier III cities,” ola Chief in operation Officer Pranay Jivrajka aforesaid.
The company can charge a ten per cent commission from the ricksha pedallers. It will, however, not charge any convenience fee from users as is that the case with auto-rickshaws.
While the fare can differ town to town, users can need to pay Rs twenty-five for 2 kilometre and Rs eight per kilometre for the subsequent distance. they’ll pay or using ola cash, the company’s wallet service.
“We can presently launch ride sharing choices, which is able to bring down the value,” he said while not revealing a timeline. Estimates recommend that there are 5 million ricksha pedallers within the country. With over sixty per cent of the India’s population residing in little cities, ola aims to strengthen quality in these cities with the e-rickshaw initiative, he added.
“Citizens in these cities and cities presently suffer from lack of convenient and reliable mobility choices, particularly for brief distances. E-rickshaws are a reasonable and greener different in these cities which will serve mobility needs distinctive to those little cities and cities in india,” he said.
Apart from resource for procuring e-rickshaws, ola and BMC also will set up and run skill development centres in these cities to change continuous skilling and coaching for thousands of ricksha driver-entrepreneurs.
Ola already has concerning eighty thousand auto-rickshaws and three and half lakh cabs on its platform.
Besides, digital payments company FreeCharge has additionally come on board as a partner. it’ll enable customers to attach and pay via chat with e-Rickshaw drivers as a part of its chat-n-pay service.
“The drivers will register as a merchant at zero investment, on the Chat-n-Pay platform by merely adding their banking details. For customers and drivers, Chat-n-Pay can help eliminate the trouble of managing and arranging change and can more supply convenience to pay on-the-go in an exceedingly seamless and secure manner,” Govind Rajan, Chief operating Officer, FreeCharge aforesaid.