The Governor Baby Rani Maurya launched the Green Rabbit mobile phone application at the Raj Bhawan here on Monday. This application will enable to users to book an electric rickshaw. For women users, the application facilitates booking of Pink Rabbit e-rickshaw. This option will be available only for women commuters and the e-rickshaw will also be driven by a lady.
This facility is being operated by a start up named Green Rabbit. Addressing the gathering at the launch, the governor said that introduction of the Pink Rabbit e-rickshaw booking facility will facilitate safe and convenient transport facility for women.
On the other hand, it will also provide employment opportunity to women drivers. This will enhance the self confidence of the women. The women of Uttarakhand are active and hardworking- they are capable of doing such types of works, said the Governor.
Maurya further said that encouraging the use of environment friendly vehicles is the need of the hour. Curtailing pollution is the collective responsibility of all citizens. The use of electric vehicles should be encouraged as much as possible.
She further said that students and youth can play an important role in decreasing pollution. She exhorted the youth to adopt a green lifestyle. The use of public transport vehicles and methods like car-pooling should also be encouraged. The chairperson of Green Rabbit Transport, Alok Daroliya informed that through the Green Rabbit start up, a target has been set for providing employment to 500 persons by the end of this year.
By the end of 2021, the aim is to provide employment to 10,000 persons through this start up. Along with e-rickshaws, other vehicles can also be booked through the application, he said. The aim of this mobile phone application is to facilitate affordable transport conveniently within the city.