Now, smart bike stands inside colonies

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 05 Sep 2017 12:03:22


Staff Reporter,

Bike stands inside colonies will be constructed under Public Bike Sharing Scheme (PBS) which has been started in the city to provide last mile connectivity to people. The proliferation of the project will see construction of bike stands inside colonies in the second phase. As many as 45 smart bike stands have been constructed in the city so far at various places and others are under construction. These cycle stands have around 250 cycles which are supposed to provide easy and hassle free travel for people who want to go for pollution free and healthy means of transport. Now under the smart city project the cycle station will be made inside colonies so that people do not have to walk till the main road for hiring and parking the cycles.

Smart bike stands have been constructed at major spots in the city and on the main roads to provide people as much connectivity and access as possible. But the residents of colonies located at a fairly good distance from the main road do not have easy access and are forced to walk a kilometre and sometimes more to avail the smart bike benefits due to absence of stands inside colonies. Parking the cycles back is another problem faced by the residents of colonies.

As per sources now this problem will be solved as the survey for construction of bike stands inside colonies has been started in various areas like AIIMS, Saket Nagar, Panchvati, Meenal. JK Road and Indrapuri. Stands will be made and extra docking plates will also be installed depending on the potential of use and number of users.

Marking has also been done at other places for construction of new smart bike stands in many areas where there are no stands. The fleet of remaining 250 cycles will be used for the new stands and the ones under construction. Till now more than 18, 000 registrations have been done under PBS.
Head Engineer of Smart City Project, Ramji Awasthi said, “Survey has already been started for the construction of smart bike stands inside the colonies. Extra docking plates will also be installed.

The number of smart bike stands in a particular area and docking plate installation will depend on the number of residents in a particular area and the potential of use which will depend on the survey.”