Kochi Metro Rail Limited launches E-autos in city
7, Feb 2019, 4:11 PM
Kochi: The Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) launched e-autos in Kochi on Thursday. The new initiative was flagged off by KMRL managing director APM Mohammed Haneesh in Kochi.
In the initial stage 16 non-polluting electric autos have been introduced in the city. The e-autos consist of customised design and have been supplied by Kinetic Green Energy and Power Solutions. These vehicles will be used by specially trained drivers. The E-auto project is managed by the Eranakulam Autorickshaw Drivers’ Cooperative Society, including six trade unions in the city.
The fare has been temporarily fixed at a minimum of Rs 10 for the initial 2.5 kilometres. In the first phase, e-autos will be made available at six metro stations; Edappally, Kaloor, Aluva, Kalamassery, MG Road and Maharaja’s College. The trained drivers were also gifted with special uniforms during the launch.