Rent-A-Cycle expansion awaits BBMP nod

Rent-A-Cycle expansion awaits BBMP nod

In an effort to expand its Rent-A-Cycle initiative, Kerberon Automations has submitted a report to the BBMP and is awaiting its response.

According to Kerberon Automations Chief Technology Officer Srinidhi Sridhar, the report follows a demand from users for more connectivity beyond the six Metro stations where it was originally intended. He said, the cycle service, planned to provide last-mile connectivity, has now people using it as a means of leisure to ride around the City, in a sign of its ubiquitious utility.

Pointing out that since its inception over two years, the Rent-A-Cycle patronage has remained stagnant over the last one year, Sridhar said that they are hopeful it would pick up with the opening of more Metro stations in the years to come. From the first burst of reponse in 2012, which saw as many as 300 to 400 registrations, it has slid to 50 to 60 registrations per month in recent times due to saturation and no new users for the scheme.

The station with most number of users was Halasuru and Mahatma Gandhi Road, Sridhar claimed.

Taken by regulars
While a staffer at Halasuru site said that around five cycles were taken out and most of them by regulars on a daily basis at Mahatma Gandhi Road, another site staffer said there were not many renting out the cycles due to the station being “located in a very busy area.”

The service has not been functional at the Indiranagar station due to the location of cycle docks near the area being regularly used as garbage dumping yard by the locality people.

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