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Delhi Metro extends e-bicycle service to these 2 stations

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has extended its e-bicycle service to two more stations, taking the total to 25 stations
New Delhi: Delhi Metro extended its e-bicycle service to two more stations on Tuesday, taking the total to 25 stations. “After the successful launch of e-bicycle service at seven metro stations a few months ago, the e-bicycle service was further extended to two more Delhi Metro stations, namely Malviya Nagar and Saket today. This service was formally flagged off from Malviya Nagar Metro station by AK Garg, Director/Operations (DMRC) in the presence of other officials from DMRC and the agency providing this facility at these metro stations,” an official press release said.

‘E-bicycle will provide last-mile connectivity at Delhi Metro stations’

Speaking on the occasion, Garg said that the e-bicycle service would provide last-mile connectivity at Delhi Metro stations. “The specially designed battery-operated cycles would be helpful in providing last-mile connectivity to its commuters and to decongest the road traffic by propagating environment-friendly modes of transport over personal vehicles. DMRC tries to incorporate eco-friendly initiatives in all its spheres of functioning,” said Garg. The e-bicycle service at these two stations is provided by M/s BycyShare Technologies Pvt. Ltd [ZYPP] and one can avail the facility by downloading their app known as ‘Mobycy Zypp’ and by doing one time registration.

The backdrop

In September this year, DMRC in association with M/s Yulu Bikes Pvt Ltd — a leading mobility partner introduced similar e-bicycle sharing services known as ‘Yulu-Miracle’ at seven Metro stations. The services since then have been extended to 25 Delhi Metro stations.  DMRC, in association with other private operators, is also operating 22 bicycle sharing service stands (through operators) covering 20 stations across its network. DMRC has also introduced permanent space for bicycle stands at its Metro stations which have provision of dedicated parking lots. At present, this facility is available at 21 parking lots at different stations across Delhi Metro network. DMRC encourages the use of various eco-friendly more of transport to boost last mile connectivity and in recent past have introduced e-rickshaws, e-bikes etc. from various Metro stations.