Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) is planning to introduce e-rickshaws
for public transportation as well as to transport garbage.
ADB assists the project
is being taken up with the financial assistance of the Asian Development Bank
15 e-rickshaws to transport garbage, 10 for public
A total of
25 e-rickshaws will be procured under the project. Of these, 15 e-rickshaws
will be used to transport garbage, and the other 10 will be used as public
transport. The e-rickshaws allocated for public transport will run on the RK
Beach Road. Four e-buses will also be procured as under the project. Two
charging stations will be developed for the four e-buses and five charging
stations will be set up for the e-rickshaws.
In another project, the GVMC has already conducted a trial run of e-buses with
the plan to procure 58 e-buses and operate them on the BRTS corridor.
According to a GVMC, tenders have already been called to procure e-vehicles
under the Visakhapatnam-Chennai industrial corridor project.