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‘Bicycle on Rent’ in Jaipur yet to take off; 18 new docking stations to be introduced

Ever since its launch, around 4000 people used the ‘bicycle on rent’ services in Jaipur. The government is planning to introduce 18 more bicycle stands in the Walled City by January end

December 26, 2018, 12:22 pm

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Rent a bicycle in Jaipur now (Representative image).

Jaipur: The Public Cycle Sharing Service under ‘Smart City Project’ is yet to take off properly. The services were introduced in the Walled City three months ago at four places including Ramnivas Bagh, Jawahar Circle and Landscape Park, but the project’s execution remains uncompleted. Ever since its launch, around 4000 people used the ‘bicycle on rent’ services in Jaipur. The government is planning to introduce 18 more bicycle stands in the Walled City by January end. The bicycles on rent are only available at Ramnivas Bagh and Jawahar Circle in the city for now. Jaipurites have been using the service at these places for a long time. The work on introducing sixteen more bicycles stands at other places including Albert Hall, New Gate, Rajasthan University, Gaurav Tower, Malviya Nagar, Gopalpura Bypass and Janata colony is going on and will probably be completed by January end. Each docking station will have 18 bicycles in Jaipur. The charge for one bicycle, for one hour, will be Rs 10. The customer will be able to book the bicycle through a mobile application and search for nearby docking stations with the help of the app. Several cases of bicycle damage and theft were reported in the last few months. The booking process for ‘Bicycle on rent’: The customers will first have to register their mobile number on a mobile application to be introduced for the bicycle services. Through the app, the nearby bicycle stands will appear on the screen. After selecting the bicycle stand, the customer will be able to make online payments to book a bicycle and to choose a time slot. The customer can bring the bicycle to any of the eighteen stands in Jaipur after the use.

First published: December 26, 2018