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Gurgaon gets new eco-friendly transport service

GURGAON

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar launched Smart-E service, a unique eco-friendly last mile transport service to provide a safe, sustainable and professionally managed last mile connectivity service for the millennium city in Gurgaon yesterday.

The service will be run by Treasure Vase Ventures (TVV) and will be available at key metro stations and other high-footfall areas like corporate parks, shopping areas and residential colonies, as per an official release.

The first batch of 50 ‘Smart-E’ service will ply at the MG Road metro station, Sikanderpur metro station, Cybercity, DLF Phase 2 and 3, among other high footfall areas. The company plans to introduce another 100 ‘Smart-E’ vehicles by April and increase the fleet size to 500 by mid-year and 1,000 by year-end to cover all areas in Gurgaon, release said.

The vehicles will also have a ‘Digital Metering App’ to ensure accurate and transparent pricing for the passengers based on the distance they travel in the vehicle, it said.

Treasure Vase Ventures (TVV) will also shortly introduce an app that will allow passengers to book seats in advance for greater convenience.

The vehicles, which are fully Made in India, feature integrated CCTV cameras, GPS tracking and other similar safety features.The vehicles are fully ‘Made in India’ with an integrated CCTV camera, GPS tracking and other prominent safety features.

“Citizens of Gurgaon are facing a serious challenge when it comes to safe and reliable last mile transport connectivity. Launch of Smart-E is a step in helping the city address that challenge,” Manjul Kumar, official spokesperson of Smart-E service, said.

Musafir Namah Bureau

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