“The CNG-based autorickshaw on call service has been introduced as diesel autos emit a large amount of discharge, harmful for the environment. Drivers of diesel autos carry about 10 passengers in one vehicle, putting their lives at risk,” said Pushkar Sinha, regional manager at Bajaj Auto.
According to Meena, such initiatives are welcome as they improve the commuters’ trips and the vehicles are environment-friendly compared to the over-loaded diesel run shared autorickshaws. “We have requested the state government to stop registration of diesel autos. Once it happens, it will be easier to phase them,” he said.
The White Xpress commuters will be able to book autorickshaws through a hotline number and online, reported Times of India. They will have to pay Rs 40 (USD 0.80) for the first 2 km and thereafter at the rate of Rs 8 (USD 0.16) per km.