VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride of e-rickshaw before distributing 1,000 such rickshaws among the beneficiaries in the premises of Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) on Sunday afternoon. He also interacted with a group of e-rickshaw drivers at a brief meeting on the occasion.
Immediately after his arrival at the DLW ground the PM sat on an e-rickshaw and took a ride of the entire ground before his meeting with a group of 16 e-rickshaw drivers at a chaupal on wooden chaukis. These drivers will provide round the clock service to old age persons, pregnant women and differently abled persons at the railway station without charging any money. For this service they will be paid by their employer -Bharatiya Micro Credit (BMC).
PM spent about half-an-hour at DLW ground. Before leaving the place he flagged off e-rickshaws. After launching the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) at Ballia PM arrived here to distribute e-rickshaw at DLW and launch e-boat at Assi Ghat. He also held a meeting with prominent citizens at the DLW guest house.