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Alstom kicks-off LEAP (Low Emission Access to Public Transport) connectivity program in Bengaluru

Alstom kicks-off LEAP (Low Emission Access to Public Transport) program to enhance last-mile sustainable connectivity to metro stations in Bengaluru.

Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has introduced Low Emission Access to Public Transport (LEAP), a program under its Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, that aims to boost last-mile connectivity, encouraging greater public transport usage.

As part of the pilot phase of the program, MetroRide will have electric autorickshaws deployed as last-mile service from Yelachenahalli and Indiranagar stations, of the Namma Metro in Bengaluru. 

As a step to encourage and include women in the urban mobility landscape, MetroRide, an AI-powered EV ride hailing solution for daily commuters, has trained around 25 women drivers to drive the electric rickshaws in the said region. The rides can be booked through the MetroRide app. 

The program was inaugurated by Olivier Loison, Managing Director, Alstom India, Mr. Srinivas Alavilli, Fellow, WRI India, Mr. Rajeev Gowda Vice Chairman, State Institute for the Transformation of Karnataka, and Smt. Kalpana Kataria, Executive Director (Connectivity & Asset Management), Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited.