CHENNAI: Chennai Metro Rail commuters can now zoom away on electrical bikes on the Thirumangalam, Vadapalani and Alandur Metro stations. This comes after Chennai Metro Rail in affiliation with Howdy Rent Bikes, a two-wheeler rental startup, launched a fleet of electrical bikes on the three stations.
Howdy electrical two-wheelers may be utilised by passengers utilizing their “Howdy Rent Bikes” cell app to pick their pick-up and drop hubs. As soon as that is executed, passengers can scan the QR code of the bike to lock/unlock/begin/pause journey from the app itself. As soon as the journey is accomplished, the passenger can drop it at any hub near their vacation spot, a Chennai Metro Rail launch stated.
Hubs can be found at a distance of each 500 metres within the metropolis. The costs are Rs 3 per km and 10 paise per minute. The primary journey is totally free with a 50 p.c low cost on the subsequent 5 rides.
These bikes are supplied with a double layer safety for the security of passengers. This contains coating with a licensed “anti-microbial” resolution that gives safety towards a droplet based mostly virus. Equally, bikes and helmets are sanitized after each journey.
Primarily based on the response from the general public, this facility can be made out there at extra Chennai Metro stations, the discharge added.