GHMC’s “Cycle Sharing System” in 20 Locations – The New Indian Express
Express news service
HYDERABAD: In order to motivate people to turn to a more environmentally friendly mobility option, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has planned to introduce the “Cycle Sharing System” on a pilot basis in about 20 years. sites in the GHMC Khairatabad area. . Covering Mehdipatnam, Jubilee Hills, Goshamahal, Khairatabad and Karwan Circles, this program will involve providing bicycles in a tightly spaced network of fully automated stations. Users can check cycles at one station and return them to any other station in the network.
The civic organization will provide the space for the service provider to set up the stations. The service provider must submit the positions and layouts of the proposed stations to GHMC for approval. Sources told Express that public transport is currently responsible for 36% of all motorized travel and Hyderabad aims to increase this share to 57% by 2041. Bike sharing is expected to boost transport use public by providing crucial connectivity over the last mile, thereby expanding the catchment areas for the region’s rapid transit systems. By encouraging a shift to sustainable modes, CSS will reduce dependence on automobiles, reduce traffic congestion, vehicle emissions and the demand for motor vehicle parking.
Additional benefits include health aspects of cyclists and converting city streets into environmentally friendly and safe areas. The civic body has issued a tender to develop, design, purchase, install, operate and maintain CSS at various locations in the Khairatabad area.
The Hyderabad Public Bicycle Sharing System (PBS) will connect these destinations with major modes of public transport including metro stations, bus stops, etc. In addition, the ticketing system for CSS will be integrated with the electronic ticket collection system. The rollout of CSS would be associated with the introduction of dedicated cycling facilities in the Khairatabad area to provide 20 docking stations, which are viable for the public and each station will have a radius of two to three kilometers, they said. .
CSS consists of a network of cycles and automated stations in which a user can verify a cycle at any station using a smart card or RFID key and return the cycle to no. any other station and in which the information is tracked in real time using a computer system.