Jaipur: The passengers of Jaipur Metro will now be able to rent a bike from Metro stations in Jaipur. The bikes will be available for rent at the rate of just Rs 20 per hour. The project will be rolled out from two metro stations in the first phase by the end of this month. The metro authorities will decide to make bikes available for rent at other metro stations in Jaipur after collecting feedback from passengers.
According to the Jaipur Metro officials, the trend of bikes on rent at metro stations is quite popular in European countries. Similar facility is available to metro passengers in only a few cities including Chennai. Taking a cue from this trend, the authorities have decided to launch rent-a-bike project with the help of Royal Brother, Bengaluru.
“Booking a bike will be very easy and the rates are the cheapest,” said a Jaipur Metro official.
The bikes can be booked by using the Jaipur Metro app with a security deposit of Rs 500. It will be returned to the passenger. The bike can be rented from the parking of the metro stations for no more than five hours. In the first phase, there would be five bikes each at two of the metro stations. The passenger has to buy the fuel, however, helmets will be provided.
The Metro authorities have come up with the scheme after the successful launch of ‘bicycle-on-rent’ project. More 2000 people have rented bicycles at Metro stations since the project was launched last month.
First published: March 4, 2018