Trin-Trin to offer App-based service from June

Trin-Trin to offer App-based service from June

Trin-Trin, public sharing bicycles, at a docking station, in Mysuru.

As India’s first public bicycle sharing system (PBS) ‘Trin-Trin’ completes one year of service, it is all set to launch a mobile application-based service, to extend its services.

The country’s first PBS was launched on June 4, 2017, by the then chief minister Siddaramaiah. Since its launch, the PBS has been receiving good response from the people of the city and also from the visitors. Now, to make the service easily accessible to all people, the authorities concerned are thinking to launch it on a mobile-based platform. Though the mobile-based service is available, it is limited to the people who obtain membership for a limited period (three and seven days). The new service is likely to be available from June.

Manager of Green Wheel Ride, which operates PBS, Asha Kerakatti said, with the application-based service, Trin-Trin will be more people-friendly as accessibility will be more. At present, the smart cards are a must to unlock the cycles at the docking stations. But, smart cards would not be required once the application-based service is launched, she said.

Even tourists can download the application to register and can pay the registration fee online. They need not visit the registration counter for the process. As many as 9,396 people have registered and 450 bicycles are available for service at present. There are 52 docking stations across the city.

At present, there are 12 registration counters. While six registration facilities are operated at Trin-Trin centres, another six operate from Mysuru One centres. While Trin-Trin counters are functioning near the Sub-Urban Bus station, Railway station, RTO circle, Mysuru Zoo and near Mysuru Palace, the people can also get registered at Mysuru One centres in Gokulam, New Seshadri Iyer Road, Ramakrishna Nagar, Nazarbad, Krishnamurthypuram and Siddartha Layout.

The Trin-Trin has been receiving a good response since the day of its launch. As of May 20, as many as 9,396 members of the PBS are availing services. The authorities are expecting to cross 10,000 membership in a few days. The service is available from 5 am to 10 pm.