Ola launches online e-rickshaws

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday introduced electric-rickshaws — popularly known as e-rickshaws — on its mobile app, to enable reliable mobility in smaller towns and cities, a company statement said here.

The first Ola e-rickshaw was booked on the Ola mobile application by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the launch of ‘Stand-Up India’ initiative aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, the statement said.

“The transportation needs of users in smaller towns and sustainable alternatives for cycle-rickshaw peddlers, will be solved with the introduction of e-rickshaws on the Ola app, which are affordable, environment friendly,” said Pranay Jivrajka, Ola’s chief operating officer.

According to the company statement, a total of 5,100 Ola e-rickshaws were launched in partnership with Bhartiya Micro Credit (BMC) at the event and deployed across Delhi, and suburban Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad.

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