MetroRide driving towards Women Empowerment

BANGALORE, India - Jan. 18, 2021 - PRLog -- December 23, 2020: MetroRide, a sustainable & eco-friendly commute solution dedicated to Metro Stations has launched its services in Bangalore now. MetroRide aims to solve the problem of first and last mile connectivity to Namma Metro stations. This can help numerous commuters of NammaMetro to travel without any hassles of haggling with auto drivers, huge surge charges during peak hours or facing parking issues.

MetroRide being an eco-friendly cleantech solution uses 100% electric fleet which leaves zero emissions & reduces carbon footprint in our Bengaluru. MetroRide has a vision of having women as drivers for most of their fleet. MetroRide's CEO and Co-founder GirishNagpal says, "What drives our team is the impact that we will create to billions of lives and the society. When a woman starts earning&is independent, not just that one life, not just that one household, but the whole society and the nation prospers. Hence, most of our fleet is run by women who come from very humble backgrounds. We are glad to be a part of this positive change."

MetroRide launched its Bangalore operations with Sun-Mobility & Piaggio Vehicles as its partners for battery Swapping service&OEM respectively.

Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri B.S.Yedyurappa took a ride in one of MetroRide's vehicles driven by a woman. He appreciated the initiative of Electric mobility which is inline with Karnataka govt's vision of making the state the EV capital of India. "Consumers are ready to adapt to electric vehicles and now there is a need that the supporting infrastructure is in place. BESCOM and BMRC will support private players for setting up battery swapping stations. Besides cutting down charging time, battery swapping will also help reduce the weight of vehicles, increase mileage and make it possible to drive for longer hours." said the Chief Minister.

Ashwini Satish, MetroRide Driver who drove Hon. CM was excited and said "I like that I have flexible work hours and & support my family financially as well! Also, the fact these are all green vehicles is a major bonus. I feel very proud to know that I am contributing towards creating a pollution free India!"

With a vision of the government of Karnataka to be the EV capital of India and the vision of MetroRide to promote e-Mobility to reduce carbon footprint not just by promoting metrorails' ridership but also from the first & the last miles, it will have a great impact. To create a positive impact on the society, it is important to switch to various sustainable products and services and bring in a culture of gender inclusion & parity at our workplaces irrespective of the sector or function. Only then we can think of a sustainable & futuristic India, we all can be proud of.
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