Ahmadabad-based bicycle renting app- MyByk- is all set to start operations along the Kochi Metro route in Kerala.
MyByk founder Arjit Soni informed that they won a tender with Kochi Metro and will inaugurate the project with 1,000 bicycles on March 1.
"We are starting out with 60 bicycle stations in Kochi. Of these, 22 will cover the metro route, while the remaining will be secondary stations that will help commuters use bicycles on an hourly basis or for short transits," indianexpress.com reported quoting Soni.
MyByk currently operates over 5,500 bicycles, of which 3,000 are in Ahmadabad.
Moreover, 200 bicycles are operating as a pilot project with the Mumbai Metro and it is also managing 250 bicycles centred around Fatehsagar Lake in Udaipur in Rajasthan.
MyByk began its bicycle renting services by providing bicycles to commuters of the Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) in Ahmadabad.
The venture tied up with the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Space Applications Centre (SAC) in Ahmedabad to operate 50 bicycles inside its campus for monitory gains.
“In further two months, the number of cycles operating within the SAC campus rose to 150 and in two years, it rose to 500 bicycles," the indianexpress.com report further added quoting Soni.
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"That was our first big success. But the biggest turnaround happened when we got an opportunity at Sabarmati Riverfront in 2016," he added.
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