A story of hits and misses
A cycle-sharing system named Green Bicycles began in 2008 and it became a big hit with people living in proximity to Rohini East Metro station.india Updated: May 10, 2013 00:06 IST
A cycle-sharing system named Green Bicycles began in 2008 and it became a big hit with people living in proximity to Rohini East Metro station. But it could not go on for long though cycles were available for just R3.
After its beginning in 2010 with 30 cycles, CycleChalao was to provide last-mile connectivity on 2.5km between Mulund East Railway Station and Vaze Kelkar College. It was an instant hit among youngsters. The project, however, had to be wound up.
Kerberon Automations came up with bicycle-sharing system known as ATCAG (Automated Tracking and Control of Green Assets). The pilot project ran with nine cycles at three locations in the central business district of Bangalore. In August 2012, Namma Cycle was launched at IISC campus in Bangalore. Within five months of its operation, 3,000 trips have been made and it saved 300 liters of petrol.
First Published: May 10, 2013 00:05 IST