Auto-rickshaws on call in Delhi soon

Drivers will have smart phone that will also act as meter


Shivani Chaturvedi | December 3, 2010

Delhiites can soon look forward to auto-rickshaws on call.

If things shape up according to the plans, the scheme proposed by Anupam Vibhuti, founder director Worxpace consulting private limited and Transit mobility logistics private limited, at three-day Urban Mobility conference 2010 in the capital, will see the light of the day in six months.

Presenting the papers on the first day of the session, Vibhuti elaborated on the initiative.

Under the scheme, the auto drivers will be required to have smart mobile phones. A customer, who wants to hire an auto-rickshaw will call on a given number, which will be directed to the driver’s phone through the call centre.

Once a person boards the auto, the smart mobile phone will start functioning as the meter.

These phones will have inbuilt calculation system. The entire record will be maintained at the call centre.

The drivers will purchase these phones on loans so that they have a sense ownership and it is not misused, he said.




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