First batch of cycles to hit the road in next three months

Sakal Times
Wednesday, 27 December 2017

As per public cycle sharing plan, citizens will get cycles on rent. The PMC will take into account the difficulties and challenges faced by cycle vendors and also those who rent or repair them.

Old tracks will be repaired and new tracks will be developed.

Pune: Following the comprehensive bicycle master plan getting approved during the General Body meeting, according to PMC administration, if things go as per plan, Puneities will be able to use cycles on rent within the next three months. 

The public cycle sharing plan involves the development of cycle track network of 824 km in the city. In the initial stage, the existing cycle tracks will be repaired and a new track of 75 km will be developed. 

The PMC will appoint private companies to start the bicycle sharing scheme. Under this scheme, PMC will not spend money for the purchase of these cycles, but will be responsible for creating infrastructure worth Rs 330 crore. For the same, budgetary provision will be made for the next three years.

As per public cycle sharing plan, citizens will get cycles on rent. The PMC will take into account the difficulties and challenges faced by cycle vendors and also those who rent or repair them.

The suggestions made by the representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) will be also taken into account. Under this scheme, one lakh cycles will be used. PMC has a plan to establish cycle stands in different areas of the city, to rent these cycles. Some private companies have already approached PMC, showing interest in implementing this scheme. PMC has sought applications from interested parties.

Cycle tracks in city
    Network of Cycle Tracks in the city    824 km
    Colour coded track    154 km
    Greenway adjoining the river bank    75 km
    Greenway and colour lane    11 km
    Existing cycle track    94 km

In the first stage, PMC has made a budgetary provision worth Rs 70 crore, and the work will begin soon. 
—Shrinivas Bonala (Additional City Engineer, PMC)

This scheme is significant for the city. For the effective implementation of this scheme, required budgetary provision will be made in the next year’s budget. In next three months, few cycles will hit the road. 
—Muralidhar Modhol (Chairman, Standing Committee, PMC)

Public cycle sharing plan
The public cycle sharing plan involves the development of cycle track network of 824 km in the city. In the initial stage, the existing cycle tracks will be repaired and a new track of 75 km will be developed. 
 

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