NDMC launches World Class Public Bike Sharing System
NEW DELHI: "New Delhi has been geared up to change the lifestyle of Delhiites by adopting cycling to bridge the gap of last-mile-connectivity and reduce the pollution with their fitness improvement," New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) chairman Naresh Kumar said while speaking to the media persons after launching the World Class Public Bike Sharing System (PBS) on Saturday.
Naresh Kumar announced that as many as 300 Smart Bikes are already out and available for public use at 50 stations all over the Capital and 200 additional Smart Bikes are also to be added in the fleet by the end of December this year.
He also said that the use of cycling is becoming popular day by day among the masses, which indicates that the populace is concerned in well-being of both health, lifestyle and the rising pollution in the city.
People who wish to complete their last mile connectivity by cycle they might avail this facility by registering on NDMC Mobile App "NDMC-311". After registration, cyclists can use the bike after touching a pad on back of the cycle to unlock it through OTP. This app-based system records the time when the bike is unlocked and then details the user about the fee accordingly, he added.
The charges Bike Sharing facility will be available at free of cost for the first half-an-hour ride for members only and for non-members Rs 10/- will be chargeable for 30 minutes riding. The subscription for the Bike Sharing will also be available for one week pass at Rs 199/-, Monthly pass Rs 399/-, six month pass Rs 1199/- and maximum one year pass at Rs 1,999/-. The facility of Bike Sharing in New Delhi area will be available between 6.00 am to 10.00 at night.