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CSIR to introduce electric rickshaws in Kolkata

23 July 20111

KOLKATA:The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on Saturday said it would introduce electric rickshaws in the city.

“We will initially launch 50 electric rickshaws on trial basis that can be powered by storage batteries,” CSIR DG Samir K. Brahmachari said here.

These battery powered rickshaws have been running successfully in north India and now the CSIR wants to introduce them in West Bengal.

“We are planning to launch them on October 2 as seed project before a business model is rolled out. I also had a word with the Finance Minister Amit Mitra to look into how the state can help creating a model,” Mr. Brahmachari said…..

Read more: http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/technology/article2287930.ece

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Written by csirindia

July 24, 2011 at 6:20 pm

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