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International bike-sharing co pedals into Pune Ride all you want for just Rs99 a month


International bike-sharing co pedals into Pune
Ride all you want for just Rs99 a month
Pune Municipal Corporation has tied up with smart bike sharing company Mobike to introduce cheap and sustainable public transport.

The service has been launched in the Pune suburb of Kothrud, and is likely to be rolled out shortly at centres across the city.

Mobike currently operates in cities across the US, UK, Germany, France, South Korea and Israel and has plans to roll out across other Indian cities this year.

What’s so special about these bikes, you say?

Think puncture-free airless tyres, built-in GPS, smart lock technology and more.

To use the 24hr service, users need to download the Mobike app, scan a QR code on the bike and hop on.

On completion of a ride, users can park the bikes at an authorized parking area and manually lock the bike.

As part of a promotional offer, riders will need to pay a princely sum of Rs10 for a 20-minute ride.

Users can also opt to buy a monthly pass for an unlimited number of rides, at Rs99.

Currently, no deposit fee is being charged. Payments can be made via net banking, cards and wallets.


The bikes have puncture-free airless tyres, built-in GPS, smart lock technology and more
The bikes have puncture-free airless tyres, built-in GPS, smart lock technology and more

Earlier this year, ZoomCar's PEDL launched across Pune, with a starting price of Rs3 per 30 minutes.

Pune is not the only Indian city to have its own public bicycle sharing service.

Kochi Metro Rail Limited (KMRL) runs a similar service at a few stations in the city. Earlier this year, Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL) launched its first bike stall at the Miyapur metro station.

The city now has three bike stalls at metro stations that each have 20 bikes to rent.

Last June, Mysore launched a public bike service across 50 hubs in the city.

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