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Soleckshaws show the way on city roads, have you taken a ride yet?

21 January 2011

GURGAON: The Millennium City is fast emerging as a preferred location for introducing new modes of transport, be it Tuk-Tuk or Pink Autos. This time around it is turn of the battery operated rickshaws, also called soleckshaw, to make their mark on city roads.

Painted in yellow and with black leather seats, solar-electric rickshaw (soleckshaw) can ply at 20kmph, faster than the usual cycle rickshaws. Equipped with novel features like mobile charger, newspapers, mineral water and shock absorber, this pedicab is easy to drive without any strain of imbalance, which all of the current cycle rickshaws suffer from.

A city based NGO Uthaan in collaboration with Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is putting these soleckshaws on roads as viable alternative for ordinary rickshaws.

To begin with, five soleckshaws have been brought for road testing and feasibility tests in Gurgaon. Uthaan, which will be monitoring operation of these soleckshaws, is hopeful to introduce full-fledged service sometime next week. NGO president Sanjay Kaushik said: “We’re tying up with RWAs to introduce fix rates on popular routes……

Read more: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/gurgaon/Soleckshaws-show-the-way-on-city-roads-have-you-taken-a-ride-yet/articleshow/7331098.cms#ixzz1Bg7Kaihq

Written by csirindia

January 21, 2011 at 7:31 pm

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