New QR code system for three-wheelers to provide efficient service
By: Staff Writer
January 17, Colombo (LNW): A new QR code system will be introduced within a very short period of time for three wheelers , Minister of Labour and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara sdisclosed.
This action will be taken in consideration of the proposal to introduce a QR code in relation to the registration and preparation of a data system for all three-wheeler drivers.
Nanayakkara expressed these views while attending the event for the establishment of the Interim Sectoral Steering Committee today (16) as the first stage of the establishment of professional councils for three-wheeler drivers.
Furthermore, the preparation of a system enabling the three-wheeler drivers to obtain hired journeys through the internet by means of the professional organization established for them, has also been taken into discussion.
This Steering Committee has been formed under the “Garu Saru” program which was commenced in order to provide professional dignity and pride to all those who are employed in the informal services sector in Sri Lanka.
This committee was formed and established under the chairmanship of the Minister of Labor and Foreign Employment Manusha Nanayakkara.
The committee reportedly includes representatives of all three-wheeler drivers’ associations in Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, a resolution consisting of the matters agreed upon in the previous discussions regarding the development of the dignity of their profession was also handed over to the minister during the event.
Moreover, a clean and affordable transportation solution is now available for Sri Lanka’s 1.2 million three wheelers with Lanka E-Mobility Solutions (Private) Limited (LeMS), introducing electric three wheel battery swapping technology, branded ‘e-wheel’ to local owners!
The launch of this novel battery swapping technology means the three-wheeler owner no longer has to purchase a costly battery, or worry about end-of-life replacement, while the battery swapping process takes a mere two minutes!
The most expensive component in any electric vehicle is the battery and when converting a petrol three-wheeler to an e-wheeler, the owner does not need to pay for the batteries as they are owned and managed by LeMS, as are the Swapping Stations.
The e-wheeler owner only pays for the energy used on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis. This marks a significant milestone in Sri Lanka’s journey towards sustainable transportation, with its founders being driven by the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions and combat harmful air pollution.
“Sri Lanka’s 1.2 million three wheelers currently guzzle a staggering 5.5 million liters of petrol a day and each ‘e-wheel’ will help reduce that figure.