Bhubaneswar: The wait to pedal around the city amidst lockdown is over for residents of Bhubaneswar.
MoCycle, Public Bike Sharing (PBS) system operated by Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) in the Capital City will resume operation from Monday.
There was constant request for resumption of MoCycle service as it allows people to maintain social distancing and provide important respite from being indoors. Cyclists can avail free ride till June 30.
“As the pandemic rages on, cycling is a safe way to maintain our physical and mental health. Citizens can avail unlimited free rides in a day. First 30 minutes of any ride is free. I hope more and more people would take up cycling in their daily life,” said Dipti Mahapatro, General Manager, CRUT.
To begin with 300 cycles (Yulu & Yaana) will be available at 50 priority PBS stations across the city. Cleaning and disinfection of MoCycle will be done on daily basis as per standard procedure.
“After completion of each ride, we will replace the cycle with a sanitized one. Citizens can check on the app whether a particular bicycle is sanitized or not before using it. In larger public interest, we urge citizens to wear mask and gloves while riding cycles,” informed Mahapatro.