The much-awaited Auto Savari (AuSa) app for autorickshaws working in Ernakulam district might be formally launched this month together with the roll-out of the primary batch of 30 e-autos by Ernakulam Jilla Auto Drivers Cooperative Society (EJADCS).
AuSa is a experience reserving app just like that of on-line cab reserving platforms. It helps passengers avail auto providers, apart from enabling them to pay a pre-fixed fare for the experience. They will additionally monitor the route, use digital mode of fee, and have a protected journey because it has an SOS facility, mentioned sources. It can present seamless first- and last-mile connectivity to commuters of metro, buses, and different modes of public transport.
“Drivers will depend on AuSa Pilot app to get experience bookings. It can additionally assist them evaluation journey particulars, fee historical past, and examine each day or month-to-month earnings. It additionally has all of the Clever Transportation System (ITS) options, utilizing which drivers can entry dashboard particulars [like battery percentage, ignition status, vehicle location tracking, and odometer reading],” he mentioned.
The roll-out of the primary lot of 30 e-autos is a part of the Kochi Company’s e-mobility scheme to introduce 100 of them as a pilot challenge to advertise sustainable and ecofriendly modes of commute, of which 20 had been availed underneath the UN Habitat challenge. They may also function as shared autos, an idea new to Kerala.
German company GIZ has offered subsidy to the tune of ₹1 crore for his or her procurement, operation, and driver coaching. That is other than a ₹30,000 subsidy per e-auto given by the State authorities.
Autorickshaw Drivers Union (AITUC) secretary Binu Varghese, who can be an office-bearer of EJADCS, mentioned the 100-e-autos would have swappable batteries. “On its half, the cooperative society will spend a considerable quantity annually for the challenge with emphasis on fleet administration,” he mentioned.
Kochi Metro Rail Restricted is anticipated to roll out a couple of hundred e-autos for feeder providers from metro stations.