Nagpur Metro rail would soon provide its commuters a facility wherein they can travel from their home or workplace to the Metro Station and vice versa through e-cycles and e-scooters. Dr Brijesh Dixit, Managing Director of Maha Metro, on Thursday officially inaugurated the bicycles and e-cycles, which would be available for passengers for hire purpose at stations.
Also, Nagpur Metro rail is soon going to make two of its routes operational by February end. The two routes, which would be a total stretch of 19 kms (that would include eight stations), would commence from Khapri to Sitabuldi Munje Square (13 kms) and between Lokmanya Nagar to Subhash Nagar (6 kms).
Mahesh Gupta, Additional General Manager of Maha Metro, said that the facility of cycles has been provided in collaboration with Bounce Company. The cycles would be available at all eight stations (Khapri, New Airport, Airport, South, Airport, Jaiprakash Nagar, Sitabuldi, Lokmanya Nagar and Subhash Nagar).
Dixit informed media persons that the bicycles, which are connected with GPS, would be available for Rs one for 10 minutes on a monthly subscription basis. The service, which would be available through a mobile app, would be charged at Rs 300 for cycles and Rs 600 for e-cycles per month respectively.
Interestingly, passengers can park their cycles at their destination, from where Metro contractors would pick them up if the passengers don’t want to come back to the station. Also, other passengers would also be able to use the same cycles from that location.
Anil Kokate, General Manager (administration) at Maha Metro, told Nation Next, “Wherever there’s enough parking space available for 100 cycles/e-cycles/e-scooters at the stations, we’ll make our vehicles available there. For demonstration purpose, currently we’ve tied up with Bounce Company, with whom we’ve made an MOU as well. Companies like Kinetic and Ola are also showing interest for the same.”