Mumbaikars will soon be able to rent electric bikes from Bandra and Kurla to BKC

MMRDC has signed a deal with Yulu bikes to offer the electric bike services where Mumbaikars can rent them at an affordable cost to save time and energy, and also contribute to environmental benefits

Mumbaikars will soon be able to rent electric bikes from Bandra and Kurla to BKC

Most of us today are aware of the environmental hazards automobiles are causing across the world. Despite having a PUC for the vehicles and taking several measures to control pollution, the quality of air in Mumbai has not been up to the mark, and experts suggests that choosing electric automobiles will be the best choice for a brighter future.

Keeping the same thought in mind, there are several companies which have started producing electric vehicles, but the price to purchase one is quite high. Hence, some start ups have thought of offering these vehicles on a rental basis, which would serve the purpose across all aspects. 

As per reports, it is said that Mumbaikars, in the next week or so, will be able choose an environment-friendly commute option in Bandra-Kurla Complex (BKC). It is said that commuters will be able to take an electric bike (e-bike) to offices in BKC, and the same will be available from Kurla and Bandra  railway stations. 

The deal was signed between Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) and Yulu Bikes on Friday where the pilot scheme will be started in BKC as it is Mumbai's business hub. Currently, Yulu is operational in Navi Mumbai and with this move, there will be 500 bikes available for Mumbaikars. As per the plan, the cost of using the services would be ₹10 to unlock the bike and ₹10 for every 10 minutes of their ride, and the payment for the same can be made through wallet services. One can unlock the bike by scanning the code on Yulu app which will also help them locate the nearest bike and zone.

Talking about the same, RA Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA said the team is constantly planning to promote non-motorised and green mobility services and this move will provide first and last-mile connectivity in BKC.

Adding his thought, Hemant Gupta, co-founder and chief of operations, Yulu Bikes said, the team has identified some selected zones in BKC and this project may be rolled out in a week or 10 days where  20-50 bikes will be initially available for the commuters and the number of bikes would then be increased based on the needs and demands

The selection was Yulu bikes was based on the challenge conducted to provide smart mobility solutions in Mumbai. As per plans, officials will be setting up 25 zones along with the docking stations in BKC. 

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