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Fort William paves the way for eco-friendly e-rickshaws

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While talking about Kolkata, the image of a rickety rickshaw would inevitably surface in our minds. This is one of the few elements of a 300-year-old city that has managed to survive modernization. However, the timeless rickshaw has now come up in a new avatar with the advent of battery-operated e-rickshaws. This e-rickshaws that will be operational in the Fort William area of Kolkata will help fight the ever-increasing pollution of the city. They assure eco-friendly, safe and comfortable rides and Kolkatans are already in love with this form of commute. No wonder, the demand for e-rickshaws is on the rise. 

If you are a frequent visitor of Fort William, you can make a trip inside the premises of Fort William in an e-rickshaw for just Rs2. The toto service or e-rickshaw rides can be enjoyed anytime from 8 am to 8pm and can be availed by the general public and army personnel alike. The initiative has turned out to be beneficial for the people working in the Eastern command, former, current employees and the visitors of Fort William. These quirky yet comfortable vehicles will enable you to travel throughout the 177 acres of the campus of Fort William. This eco-friendly venture of Fort William is indeed a step ahead towards a sustainable future and is a model that can be replicated in other parts of the city too.