Fazilka,June 21:Fazilka in Ferozepur district has become the first town in the country which can boast of having a dial-a-rickshaw facility. Just like taxies in any metros, now any one in Fazilka can call a rickshaw by dialing a number. Named as ‘Eco-Cabs’, use of these rickshaws for short distances would help in reducing the pollution in the town. This facility has been launched in the town late last evening by senior citizens:

The air of the project ‘Eco-Cabs’ is to promote eco friendly, short distance mode of transport besides offering a sustainable livelihood to rickshaw-pullers also. More than 400 rickshaw-pullers are pasrt of this project.

The project has been conceptualized by a retired Prof. Bhupinder Singh of IIT, Roorkee and Project Scientist of IIT, New Delhi, Mr. Navdeep Asija. It has been promoted by NGO Graduates Welfare Association of Fazilka. This association is part of World Car Free Network – a Czech Republic based NGO promoting non-motorised transport across 100 countries.

For having this facility at a call on one’s doorstep, Fazilka has been divided into five zones. Each zone has a separate centre which would cater to the transportation needs of the public.

With this eco-friendly, Fazilka, which has already earned a name by contributing in the field of reducing global warming, has added another feather in its cap.Courtsey : DD NEWS

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