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‘Bicycle-on-Rent’ scheme fails to take off in Jaipur

January 23, 2020, 3:02 pm

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Jaipur: ‘Bicycle on Rent ’ scheme launched under the Smart City Project proved unsuccessful in the city due to the apathy of the officials and JMC. A budget of Rs 1.10 crore was approved for setting up 20 bicycle sharing stands, but only two docking station were built. They too have been shut down. The bicycles in these docking stations have broken down due to the lack of maintenance and upkeep.  

The Bicycle on Rent scheme was launched nearly two years ago. The authorities built two docking stations – one at Jawahar Circle and another at Ramniwas Bagh (Garden).  When the people go to these bicycle stands, they are found locked. Both stations accommodate 20 bicycles each. The bicycles are in a poor condition now as they have been withering weather due to the lack of upkeep.

The cycle sharing stands were to be built at the following places in the city:

·        Ramniwas Garden

·        Ajmeri Gate

·        SMS medical college

·        Narayan Singh Circle

·        Trimurti Circle

·        Birla Temple

·        Jawahar Circle North

·        Jawahar Circle South

·        Gaurav Tower

·         Gandhi Nagar Turn

·        Railway Station

·        Sindhi Camp Bus Stand

·        Ramleela Ground

·        Jal Mahal

·        Sanganeri Gate

·        Ramniwas Garden

·        Jawhar Circle

·        Albert Hall

As per the scheme, the people could rent bicycles from these docking stations for up Rs 15 per hour and return them to any docking station in the city. The tender was given to a Delhi-based company. 

First published: January 23, 2020