‘Trin Trin’ likely to be free for beginners

With a move to encourage residents to use non-motorized vehicles, the district administration is likely to offer free rides for residents and tourists to make them familiar with ‘Trin Trin’, the country’s first Public Bicycle Sharing (PBS) system, which is ready for launch.

After inspecting a PBS docking station near RTO office in the city on Wednesday, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said, “The pilot project will be launched within a week and to begin with, there will be 30 docking stations and in a month, this will be raised to 50 stations covering the entire city. Presently, a total of 450 cycles will be made available for public and visitors.”

“The Mysuru city has bagged the cleanest city tag twice and now we have a goal to make the city environment-friendly by promoting the use of non-motorized vehicles,” he added.

The first of its initiative in the country, Trin Trin is a state government project, partially funded by World Bank under its Global Environment Facility Grant. The project is being implemented by the Directorate of Urban Land Transport and Mysuru City Corporation. Bicycles are owned by MCC but the project will be implemented and operated by Green Wheel Ride, a Mysuru-based manufacturer of eco-friendly bicycles.

Mayor M J Ravikumar and MCC commissioner G Jagadeesha and others were present during the inspection.

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