At a time when public transport choices are minimal within the metropolis, commuters will be capable to journey in and round Bandra Kurla Advanced (BKC) utilizing a newly launched electrical bike facility. The Mumbai Metropolitan Area Improvement Authority (MMRDA) together with app-based e-bike sharing platform Yulu, will begin offering the service from right now (August 31).
Round 100 bikes will likely be obtainable at 9 completely different zones (like docking stations) at BKC, together with two zones close to the Bandra and Kurla suburban railway stations. Commuters must obtain the app, pay ₹5 to unlock the bike, submit which they are going to be charged ₹1.5 per minute for the journey.
Round 9 extra zones will likely be added subsequently, with extra bikes, officers stated, including that the bikes will likely be superb for short-distance commutes.
RA Rajeev, metropolitan commissioner, MMRDA, stated, “The chief minister had inaugurated the bikes in January, however there have been some delays owing to the pandemic. The service will begin on August 31.”
Yulu was one among the many prime 9 groups chosen by MMRDA in November 2019, when the authority performed a problem for sensible mobility options within the metropolis.
With the authority creating a 337-km Metro community within the Mumbai Metropolitan Area (MMR), it has determined to additionally put money into last-mile mobility options.
MMRDA just lately invited bids for planning a transit system in BKC as it’s cumbersome to achieve the industrial hub from the 2 suburban railway stations. It additionally just lately permitted a plan to ascertain a multi-modal integration at 30 stations of Metro 2A (Dahisar-DN Nagar) and Metro 7 (Dahisar East-Andheri East) corridors, anticipated to be operational by Could 2021.
Commuters can obtain the Yulu app from the Google Playstore and find the closest Yulu zone. They will then scan the QR code or enter the car quantity to unlock the bike for ₹5. Customers can later finish the journey on the app and will likely be charged accordingly. Commuters need to additionally pay a refundable safety deposit of ₹199 for the service.