India’s first Public Bicycle Service to be launched in Mysuru

The heritage city of Mysuru will soon add another feather to its cap as Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is introducing public bicycle sharing service in and around the city.

By introducing the public bicycle service, Mysuru will be the ‘first city’ in the country to have a service of this kind. A progress review meeting was held recently at the Deputy Commissioner’s Office in city, on introduction of this unique service in Mysuru. As per the initiative, MCC along with World Bank’s Global Environmental Facility Project and City Road Transportation Directorate has taken up the project at a cost of Rs 19.03 crore. Under this project, 450 bicycles will be stationed at 52 docking stations in the city.

The tender of the project has been given to Mysuru-based Green Wheel Ride Company and the bicycle design, stations and other things have been finalised. A website containing details of the Public Bicycle service along with logo is being getting ready and would be released on July 16 by Mysuru District In-charge Minister Dr H C Mahadevappa. The promotion of the project has been planned and a well known actor will be made the ‘brand ambassador’ of the project.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will launch the project with an experimental rally on July 24 and the service would be available to the people later.

MCC Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath, DCP (Crime and Traffic) N Rudramuni, Deputy Commissioner (Development) Suresh Babu, Executive Engineer (NURM) Satyamurthy,  Sourav Dhar from the City Road Transportation Directorate and others were present.

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