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Uber announced that it will deploy 500 e-rickshaws, the first three-wheeler micro-mobility product on its platform, in Greater Kolkata.
Riders from Howrah, Barasat, Madhyamgram, Rajarhat, and Salt Lake will be able to book the e-rickshaws on the Uber app from Thursday, a statement said.
The launch is in line with Uber's recently announced global commitment to make all rides on its platform 100 percent emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles and the integration of public transport and micro-mobility.
Since the last few years, the government has introduced new laws to govern battery-operated three-wheelers for safety. (PTI)