Chennai Metro Rail Limited (CMRL) in association with the European Union funded 'Namma Auto' project has announced the launch of electric autos as a feeder service to the metro as a pilot project. The electric autos were launched on the 10th of January from Alandur Metro station in Chennai.
Narasim Prasad, Director, Operations CMRL spoke on the occasion appreciating the European Union funded Namma Auto Project for taking the initiative and supporting Chennai metro with an electric alternative as a feeder. He was quoted saying “CMRL has always worked towards the betterment of public transport in Chennai and while we are running feeder services from various metro stations, the launch of an electric feeder system is an extension of CMRL’s mandate to offer our customers an effective means of transport for a sustainable future.”
Speaking on the occasion of the launch, Manju Menon, Project Manager, Namma Auto project said “This pilot project has been initiated to establish electric auto-rickshaws as a convenient, customer friendly and viable option of first and last mile metro connectivity for the people of Chennai, asserting a strong step towards sustainable urban transport. This project also provides backing to our focus on implementing the sustainable development goals (SDG’s) which includes building a sustainable community and promotes action to improve climate change. We are thankful to CMRL for giving us the opportunity to run this feeder and spread the word of sustainability among the residents of Chennai.”