To improve emission-free last-mile connectivity in Dwarka, New Delhi, the DMRC, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, and Sun Mobility joined forces.
The partnership launched a fleet of electric three-wheelers that will be used in 8 Dwarka metro stations. This initial fleet of 50 vehicles is part of the Delhi government’s effort to promote electric three-wheelers throughout the capital.
DMRC also granted Sun Mobility permission to use land at Janakpuri West, Dwarka Sec-21, and Dwarka metro stations to establish parking and battery-swapping facilities. Swappable batteries will provide affordable shared fares starting at Rs 10 for the first two kilometres, and then increasing to Rs 5 for each subsequent kilometre.
Principal Secretary of Delhi Government, Ashish Kundra, said that this was a good start to promote electric mobility and to ensure strong neighbourhood connectivity for metro stations. We will increase our collaboration over the next weeks and expand it in other places soon.
Managing Director of DMRC, Vikas Kumar, stated that swappable battery solutions made it more affordable and easier for stakeholders.
CEO of Sun Mobility, Anant Badjatya said that this collaboration is an example of how multimodal transport can be made more sustainable in India using a PPP model.