Students, faculty, staff and visitors at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) can now comfortably cover the 400-acre campus as e-rickshaw service was launched on campus on Saturday (16 March), reports The Hindu.
The "Pick-E-Rick", the service will be introduced on five routes with a distance ranging from 1.94 km to 3.3 km within the campus.
Ten autos will ply on these routes and will operate six days a week from Monday to Saturday, between 8 am and 7.30 pm.
A one-way trip per person would reportedly cost around Rs 5. The fare can be paid only through digital mode via an app or e-wallets.
The institute had reached an MoU with Transvahan Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. for operating e-rickshaws on an ‘Own, Operate, and Maintain’ basis.
The institute had carried out a three-day e-rickshaw trial during it's Open Day' where the general public is invited to view experiments, scientific demonstrations, exhibitions and participate in events.