Amazing ride: Bicycles put Bangalore Metro in danger

Metro and Bicycle
Bangalore, Oct 19: One of the most aspired Diwali gifts for the Bangaloreans - Bangalore Metro would be inaugurated on Thursday, Oct 20. But it seems that from the very initial stage, metro might face a tough competition from bicycles.

Automated public bicycle sharing system (ATCAG) has already been launched in the Garden City to protect its greenery.

Reminding people about the need of environment protection, Srinivas Ramesh, co-founder and director of Kerberon Automations said, "The ATCAG aims to serve the need of the public for the last-mile connectivity for other public transport such as the BMTC and Metro, while providing Bangaloreans with a green mode of transport."

Explaining about the unique project, Mr Ramesh also informed, "On registration, the person is given a card that can be used to get the bicycle from the docket where it is stationed. He will have to return the bicycle within a time-frame."

For the initial three months, the pilot project has been launched at three places - FM Cariappa War Memorial, Shankarnag theatre and the Bible Society of India with nine bicycles. All selected places are in and around MG Road.

Authorities also informed that bicycle stations would be soon set up at every 500 meters within next three months.

Assuring people of more comfortable transport within the city, Mr Ramesh also claimed, "We want to ensure that people can make use of the facility and not depend on polluting modes of transport. By providing the much-needed last-mile connectivity, we can reduce the dependency on private transports."

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