Rourkela: Setting a trend, women have been made partners in launching Pink Autorickshaws in the Steel City Rourkela here on Thursday.
By reports, upwards of 21 Pink Autos were acquainted with giving a safe and secured excursion to the young ladies in the city. Sundergarh Collector V Bharadwaj and Smart City CEO Monisha Banerjee gave over the battery worked three-wheelers to the ladies drivers in the primary stage.
The State Bank of India (SBI) has given a discount of four percent on the advance sum while Odisha government has given a rebate of four percent on the loan amount while Odisha government has given a subsidy of 25 percent for purchasing the vehicles, said sources.
Notably, the Pink Auto-rickshaw system was introduced in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar earlier. Now it has been launched here on the completion of one year since Rourkela was declared a Smart City.