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E-scooters to deliver fish to your home

THE ASIAN AGE. | SOUMITRA NANDI
Published : Jun 18, 2017, 5:43 am IST
Updated : Jun 18, 2017, 5:43 am IST

The advantage of these three wheelers is that women can also be roped in for the delivery of fishes.

The E-Trikes are being used in Gujarat and Maharashtra and it is eco-freindly in comparison to petroleum-based motorcycles. (Representational image)
 The E-Trikes are being used in Gujarat and Maharashtra and it is eco-freindly in comparison to petroleum-based motorcycles. (Representational image)

Kolkata: A Mumbai-based company that expertise in the manufacturing of battery-operated pollution free vehicles have evinced interest in the door-to-door fish delivery project of the Bengal fisheries department. The company, Ecoev India Pvt Ltd, which is the license holder of the patented technology of IIT Mumbai, is eager to operate three-wheeled E-Trikes (electric scooters) for ferrying fishes from door to door and have written to the State Fisheries Development Corporation (SFDC) expressing their willingness in their regard.

“We have been looking for franchise for delivering fish in motorcycles at the doorsteps of people in Salt Lake-Rajarhat area. They have seen newspaper reports and have written to our director Soumyajit Das. We have to first assess the feasibility and the cost effectiveness. So we have written to them seeking the after sales price, after sales service, whether there is any dealer based in the city or we have to procure it directly from their Navi Mumbai unit and other details,” an SFDC official said.

The advantage of these three wheelers is that women can also be roped in for the delivery of fishes. The E-Trikes are being used in Gujarat and Maharashtra and it is eco-freindly in comparison to petroleum-based motorcycles. The vehicles are also equipped with a box where fish or fish items can be kept.

SFDC has planned its doorstep fish delivery project to give fish-loving Bengalis the taste of a wide variety of fish like Telapiya, Rohu, Katla, Bata, Pabda, Tangra, Koi, Chingri etc at a price that will be at least 20 per cent lower than the market price. The delivery persons will be purchasing fish from SFDC counter at Nalban Food Park in Salt Lake directly at a cheaper rate and will be selling it at households.

Tags: state fisheries development corporation, electric scooters
Location: India, West Bengal, Calcutta [Kolkata]