In an environment-friendly move, bicycles would soon be available on rent at the Huda City Centre Metro station.
A senior official of the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda), which has planned 30 cycle shelters across Gurgaon, said that the service at the Huda Metro station will start first in a fortnight.
Initially, the service will be launched at the five Metro stations — Huda City Centre, Iffco Chowk, MG Road, Sikanderpur and Guru Dronacharya.
Twenty-five more shelters will come up at various other locations later, including the upcoming Rapid Metro stations, malls, hospitals, important roads and roundabouts. Besides, one such shelter will also be set up at Ayanagar on the Gurgaon-Delhi border.
“A commuter can hire cycles at these shelters against fixed charges and on submission of an identity proof. While the first two hours will cost R10, the subsequent hours will cost R5 extra for each hour. The user will have to submit the original copy of an ID proof, preferably government documents. The service will be available from 9am to 8pm, but one can keep the cycle overnight at an extra charge of R100,” said Sudhir Haryal, promoter of Planet Advertising, the firm that will run the cycle shelters.
While such services are very popular near Metro stations in Delhi and have huge takers among students of Delhi University’s north campus, Gurgaon residents have long been demanding such non-motorised transport infrastructure in the city.