Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday announced that the Delhi Government will run e-scooters under a pilot project for last mile connectivity.
Kejriwal said the Delhi government will introduce 1,500 e-scooters that will be available for self driving at public places.
Addressing a press conference here, Kejriwal said, “We are going to start this as a pilot project with e-scooters in Dwarka; 1500 e-scooters will be made available at 250 sites within the area.”
“You will have to drive the e-scooter yourself and pay a fare for it; payment can be made through the integrated card that works on bus and metro. You will be able to pick up an e-scooter from any of the 250 locations and will have to drop it back at any of these locations,” he said.
The Chief Minister said within the next 12 months, 1,500 e-scooters will be deployed at 250 locations, which will be available at high footfall places including metro stations, bus stops and hospitals.
He said the e-scooter will have a swappable battery and a maximum range of 60 km on a full charge; will be able to travel up to 60 kmph speed.
“The company which charges the least amount from the consumer, will be given the contract for seven years,” Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal had chaired a high level review meeting on transport reforms on Saturday, wherein it was decided that the Delhi Government will run e-scooters under a pilot project for last mile connectivity.