Fees lowered to make Mysureans go Trin Trin

Fees lowered to make Mysureans go Trin Trin

Fees lowered to make Mysureans go Trin Trin

In an effort to encourage the people to use Trin Trin, the public bicycle sharing (PBS) system, and to maximise the benefits for Trin Trin members, the district administration has revised the fees and the first 30-minute ride will be free of cost, from February 1.

In a press conference, Deputy Commissioner D Randeep said, though free ride was offered when Trin Trin was launched in 2017, the authorities cancelled the free rides and fixed Rs 5 from December 1, 2017. Due to the cancellation of the free rides, the users declined by 50%.

The DC said, Trin Trin is not a profit-oriented initiative, but its objective is to promote an eco-friendly public transportation. As the users were not placing the cycles at the respective docking stations, the authorities decided to cancel the free rides, the DC said.

Besides, the authorities have introduce long-term plans to make it more convenient for Trin Trin members and to ease the process to top up their account. Earlier, the members had to visit the registration centres or log on to Mytrintrin App every month to recharge their account.

While the monthly membership plan that is valid for one month costs Rs 60, quarterly plan that is valid for three months costs Rs 180. Similarly, Rs 300 and Rs 600 will be charged for half yearly and yearly plans, respectively.

To ensure the security of the bicycles, the authorities have planned to install digital locking system.

The lock with Global Positioning System (GPS) can be operated through an mobile application. With the help of GPS, it is possible to track the movement of the cycle, said H S Mahesh, head of Trin Trin.