Come November 1, you can take i-bikes on hire in Indore
Atal Indore City Transport Services Limited (AICTSL) will formally launch its service of providing motorcycles and cycles on hire from November 1, the Madhya Pradesh Foundation Day.
AICTSL CEO Sandeep Soni said in the first phase, they plan to have around 15 motorcycle and around 40 cycles. The charges are yet to be decided, he said.
The motorcycles, which would be given out on hire by the have been named 'I-Ride' while the cycles have been named 'I-bike'. The bikes will be fitted with GPS system to ensure that no one steals them. The motorcycle will stop automatically if it moves outside its designated area. This was announced at a board meeting of the AICTSL held on Wednesday at the AICTSL office.
Mayor Krishna Murari Moghe, collector Akash Tripathi, ADM Alok Singh, IDA CEO Deepak Singh, RTO Jitendra Raghuvangshi were present.
The board also gave green signal to run buses on the basis of Public Private Partnership (PPP) model from Indore to Mumbai, Jaipur, Harda, Udaipur, Nagpur, Jabalpur, Khargone, Barwani, Ratlam, Alirajpur, Pandurna, Rewa, Neemuch, Surat, Sagar, Kota, Mandsaur, Baroda, Aurangabad, Hoshangabad, Chhindwara, Gwalior and Rajgarh. Tenders have been invited for all these routes. These buses would be named 'Sky bus'.
New buses, both airconditioned and non-airconditioned would be purchased and run on busy routes, it was informed at the meeting.
Tenders were invited for posting advertisements on i-buses and the BRT corridor, for setting up vending machines, additional ticketing staff, traffic warden among other things.