Chandigarh, January 25th, 2023:: Hon’ble Governor of Punjab and Administrator of UT Chandigarh Shri Banwarilal Purohit launched the Public Bike Sharing System Phase III adding 1,250 more Bicycles at 155 new docking stations to the earlier fleet.
The Project of Chandigarh Smart City was started in Chandigarh in December 2020 with a Pilot Phase with 250 bicycles and 25 docking stations, followed by Phase I in August 2021 with 1250 bicycles and 155 docking stations. The project’s Second Phase began in February 2022, with the addition of 1,250 new bicycles to the fleet. 3750 bicycles are now available at 465 docking stations across the city with the launch of Phase III.
Users can pick up a cycle for Rs. 10 for half an hour from any of the docking stations, while the charge drops to Rs. 5 per half an hour for those with annual membership of Rs. 500. The bicycles can be used after registering on the Smart Bike App.
Listing the benefits of the project from pilot phase till date, CEO Smart City Chandigarh, Anindita Mitra said that there were 2,00,000 plus registered users and 8,30,000 plus rides covering 33,00,000 kms. A major achievement has been the 750 plus tonne CO2 Emission saved from December 2020 till January, 2023.
Hon’ble Governor Punjab and Administrator Chandigarh Banwarilal Purohit, congratulated the Chandigarh Smart City and said that the Public Bike Sharing Project is a step in the right direction towards reducing air pollution and promoting a healthy lifestyle among the residents of Chandigarh.”
Dharampal IAS, Adviser to the Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Nitin Kumar Yadav IAS, Secretary Local Government, Praveer Ranjan IPS, Director General of Police, Anup Gupta, Mayor, Chandigarh, Rakhee Gupta Bhandari IAS, Principal Secretary to Governor, D.V, Manohar, Chairman, Smart Bike Mobility Pvt. Ltd., N.P Sharma, Chief General Manager, Chandigarh Smart City Limited and Dharmin, MD Smart Bike Ltd, graced the occasion of the eLaunch at Raj Bhawan, Chandigarh.