Shuttl to offer free rides to every new commuter across its network of bus routes; Uber has launched #LeaveYourCarBehind campaign to encourage citizens to aid combating pollution
Shared mobility players in the Delhi NCR region are doing their bit to make the Delhi government’s Odd-Even scheme a success. Shuttl is contributing its bit towards reducing pollution and traffic congestion by promoting shared mobility that will reduce the number of private vehicles on the roads. The company is offering free bus rides to all new commuters that use Shuttl during the entire duration of the Odd-Even scheme (from November 4-15). Shuttl will offer two free rides to every new commuter across its entire network of bus routes, throughout the economically integrated territory of the National Capital Region (NCT of Delhi, Gurugram, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Sahibabad, Noida and Greater Noida).
Shuttl is not the only one contributing towards pollution reduction. Even Uber has also launched #LeaveYourCarBehind campaign to encourage citizens to help combat pollution levels by sharing mobility assets and choosing options such as ride-sharing and carpooling instead of the one-person-per-car routine. Uber through this campaign aims to raise awareness about the impact of private vehicles on the city’s air quality and encourages citizens towards sustainable means of transportation. The campaign is being supported by associations like URJA (Apex Body of Resident Welfare Association), Delhi Clean Air Forum and the Lung Car Foundation.
Ola has also extended its support towards the Odd-Even scheme by announcing that it will not charge peak pricing during the duration of this scheme. The company said it will closely work with its driver partners to ensure maximum availability of vehicles during peak hours as well as during the staggered timings identified by the government to serve additional demand. Leveraging its cab-hailing service will help ensure successful implementation of the Odd-Even scheme and reduce the number of private vehicles on the roads in the National Capital.
Meru is doing its part in making the Odd-Even Scheme a success by reducing its commission charged to the drivers by half to 10 % and will follow a 24/7 ‘No Surge Pricing’ policy to increase the availability of cabs during the November 4-15 period.
One hopes that this environmentally-friendly measure will go a long way towards mitigating the deteriorating air quality in the Delhi NCR region.