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E-Rikshaws to start in Jammu?

Straight Line News Network

Jammu, Oct 01: The district administration is mulling to start E-Rickshaws besides increasing fleet of E-Buses in Jammu district to ensure eco-friendly public transportation with modern facilities to the commuters.

Deputy Commissioner, Sushma Chauhan, who is also the Chairman of Regional Transport Authority, Jammu informed this during an officers meeting held here today.

The Deputy Commissioner asked the concerned to make a survey of routes for E-Rikshwa service keeping in view the traffic congestion, viability of the proposed vehicles besides the identification of spaces for parking and charging points on each route.

In this regard, DC constituted a committee comprising officers from Revenue, Police, Transport, JDA, SRTC and JMC which would identify and finalize the routes for plying of E-Rickshaws in the district besides looking for the routes required to be facilitated with the additional E-Buses.

The Deputy Commissioner further informed that the district administration would soon add 100 more E-buses to the existing fleet in view of huge public response to this vital service in the district on several hungry routes to improve last-mile connectivity. “20 E-Buses are already plying on several routes in the district under Phase-I”, she added.

Chief Executive Officer, Mass Rapid Transit Corporation, Jammu, Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, SSP Jammu, Tejinder Singh, SSP, Traffic Joginder Singh, Regional Transport Officer Dhananter Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr. Tahir Firdous Dutta, Sub-District Magistrates besides representatives from Jammu Development Authority and JKSRTC were present in the meeting.

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