Rehan Qayoom Mir
Srinagar, Jan 11: With e-rickshaws turning out to be a major relief for the local people here, the sale of electric vehicles has surged across the summer capital.
The dealers in Srinagar stated that the demand has increased manifold as they are selling nearly 7-8 electric-rickshaws in a week.
The emergence of these electric-powered rickshaws has witnessed a notable rise in recent months, marking a shift towards sustainable transport alternatives.
After the E-rickshaw gained momentum in Srinagar, more new companies like Rani, Exide, Kuku and others started investing in these electric-rickshaws.
Inayat Ahmad, a dealer of e-rickshaws in Srinagar, said, “I personally have six to seven bookings for this week, and my previous stock has been sold out. I started selling e-rickshaws in 2021 after the government gave the green signal to the services in December 2020, and since then, the demand has increased manifold,” said Inayat.
“Till now, I have sold around 200 e-rickshaws since the beginning and the demand is very high. My order book is filled with advance bookings,” said Inayat.
Moreover, a local resident Zahoor Ahmad, who frequently uses e-rickshaws for daily commuting, said, the number of e-rickshaws has increased in different routes.
“Earlier, there were only 10 to 20 e-rickshaws present in our locality, but now the number has increased,” he said, adding that the services have provided a heave of relief to the people.