STS is now part of Auroville’s Integrated Transport Services (ITS). Soon you will be able to do a lot more than just book a shared taxi – including renting/buying an electric scooter, availing local pickup & drop services, vehicles repairs and maintenance, courier & delivery services and a whole lot more.
Watch this space!"
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earth&us in collaboration with Auronet and support from 150dpi (Sathish, Surrender) has started a not-for profit Shared Transport Service (STS)
It is estimated that 50 taxis go to Chennai everyday during peak season. Most of them heading for the Airport or Railway station for a pick-up or a drop. That is more than one Taxi every hour of the day.
This results in a monthly expense of 31 lakhs and carbon emission of 60,970 Kg Therefore, our current focus is on a shared taxi service for travellers from and to Chennai, particularly to the airport.
Once this is running smoothly, we will expand this service to include different parts Chennai as well as Pondicherry. We will also focus on a two-wheeler service within Auroville and non-fossil fuel based transport.
We continue to encourage people to avail public transport options. However, when required, Shared Transport Services is an ideal alternative. The service will be most effective if we all use it as much as possible even when we are opting not to share it with anyone. This way the taxi can be utilized and shared by others at least one way, thus bringing down costs and carbon emissions
We request for collaboration and welcome any suggestions to make this service better.
Shared Transport Service is excited to announce the launch of its Courier Service in Auroville. You can now deliver your package on the same day from Auroville/Pondicherry to Chennai using STS.
1 Box/Letter = Rs 700
More than 1 Box = Rs 700-1000
Terms and Conditions:
* There’ll be a upfront discount of RS 200 if the taxi is already going to Chennai City.
* The package should fit in the taxi boot.