The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) has started work on preparing various stations with first and last mile connectivity by introducing e-autos. HMR has invited various firms to operate e-autos at 10 stations of JNTU College, KPHB, Erragadda, SR Nagar, Dilsukhnagar, Victoria Memorial, Habsiguda, Khairatabad, Durgam Cheruvu and Hitec City, reports The Hans India. Priority will be given to firms offering cheapest fares and the contract shall be given for a five-year period.
The idea is to provide comfortable and convenient first and last mile connectivity for Metro passengers while being focused on their security. The said e-autos are set to be equipped with a GPS tracking system which will track the vehicle’s movement to ensure passenger safety since it gives the ability to monitor driver behaviour and also improves fleet efficiency. A special toll-free helpline number will also be available for passengers to make an inquiry or to lodge a complaint.
As per The Hans India report, the e-auto drivers will have special uniforms and will be penalised in case a complaint is filed against them.