If you live in the vicinity of the Rohini Metro station, you will soon be able to pedal to the station.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), in association with Delhi Cycles Pvt. Ltd has decided to launch a cycle feeder service from Rohini East Metro station to nearby residential areas later this month.
The idea is to promote the use of bicycles, as it is a non-polluting and eco friendly mode of transport.
The initiative was formally announced on Saturday on the occasion of World Environment Day with a bicycle rally, in which more than 100 cycling enthusiasts participated, informed DMRC officials.
“The service will be started on a trial basis initially and will be extended to other stations based on its success,” the added.
“Apart from a cycle stand at the Metro station, four cycle sub-stations will be created in nearby localities of Rohini East. Commuters will be able to take the cycles from a sub-station near their residence and reach Metro stations,” informed
Atul Jain of Delhi Cycles Pvt. Ltd.
“Similarly, while returning home they can deposit the cycle at the sub stations,” added Jain.
Initially, the Rohini East Metro station will have 25 cycles — all insured — he added.
While cycle feeder service will initially be available at Rohini East metro station,
Jain said its success would help them expand the service to other areas.
Commuters will be able to register with a nominal refundable deposit of Rs 300 against ID and residential proofs.
Fare will be calculated according to the time spent by the commuter after he takes the cycle.
A time slot of 15 minutes will cost the user Rs 3.
The commuters will be provided a rechargeable smart card with initial recharge value of Rs 50.
The amount from the smart card will get reduced as per the time taken by commuters, he said, adding that 132 commuters have registered with Delhi Cycle for the service.