The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with e-bike operator Yulu Bikes to provide first and last mile connectivity to the metro commuters. The e-bike operator will provide e-bikes to the Metro commuters on nominal rent on pilot basis.
- The MoU was signed between Hon’ble Metropolitan Commissioner Shri R. A. Rajeev and the executives of the Yulu Bikes Private Limited in the august presence of Chief Minister Shri Uddhav Thackeray, PWD minister and the Chairman of the Authority Shri Eknath Shinde at the MMRDA office in BKC.
- According to the MoU, the e-bike operator will provide total of 500 e-bikes at 25 different locations in BKC and at Bandra(E) and Kurla stations, where commuters will avail this facility 24×7 to reach their destinations.
- Since, the bike has been categorized as a non-motorized transport, therefore, users would not require license.
- As per the initial plan, the fare system will be Rs. 10 for unlocking the cycle and there after Rs 10 per 10 minutes.
- There will be various recharge vouchers available with bonus money of up to 40 to 50 percent on the recharge amount for loyal commuters.
- The commuters will have to drop the e-bikes at various docks provided in BKC, Bandra(E) and Kurla stations.
- The operation of these e-bikes are completely app based.
- Shri Eknath Shinde said, “MMRDA is committed to increasing the accordance with the objective of providing last mile connectivity and the operator will provide public Bike sharing system in Bandra Kurla complex, Bandra (East) and Kurla (West) suburban Railway stations.”
- Shri Rajeev said that the project of signing agreement with bike manufacturer will lead to actual deployment of solutions which will be scaled up by MMRDA for all Metro Lines as they get completed to provide delightful commuting experience to the Metro travelers.