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Yulu and MMRDA start the 'Public Bicycle' sharing system in Bandra Kurla Complex

This facility was started on August 31, 2020, and to make use of this facility, one has to pay INR 5 towards unlocking charges and then INR 1.50 for every minute of the ride.

Yulu and MMRDA start the 'Public Bicycle' sharing system in Bandra Kurla Complex
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Over the last many years, MMRDA has been striving hard to address the problems arising out of vehicular traffic in the city, especially at the commercial hub - Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). However, with an aim to keep the pollution levels down, the team has planned an initiative to promote non-motorized transport in BKC by promoting Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS).

In a recent development, MMRDA has already signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Yulu Bikes to facilitate e-bike services to the commuters and visitors of BKC. The deal was signed on January 31, 2020.

As a part of the PBS system, the firm will provide the last mile connectivity to and from Bandra and Kurla stations to BKC. A total of 18 bike stations will be available in BKC in the first phase which will be subsequently being increased as per demand. To make use of this facility, one has to pay INR 5 towards unlocking charges and then INR 1.50 for every minute of the ride. Commuters can also use the option of monthly recharges which will give them a decent bonus.

Talking about the same, Amit Gupta, Co-Founder - Yulu & Green Entrepreneur said, “As Unlock 4.0 unfolds itself, citizens would prefer safe and shareable services, easing parking woes in business hubs like BKC. We are delighted to collaborate with MMRDA and offer sanitized first and last-mile e-Mobility services to reduce traffic congestion. We also thank the honorable CM of Maharashtra Shri. Uddhav Thackeray ji for providing us with an opportunity to serve his state and help ease traffic woes. Citizens of BKC will now get to embrace an all-new ‘blue electric service.”

During the coronavirus pandemic, the agency will sanitize the e-bikes frequently and will take sufficient care of the allied facilities. The facility was to start by February 2020, but due to Covid-19 pandemic situation, it was made operational on August 31, 2020.

With this move, MMRDA appeals to the commuters to take advantage of this facility and make cycling within BKC a pleasant experience.

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