Chinese bicycle sharing company Mobike has partnered with Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) for the eco-friendly ‘Public Cycle-Sharing System’ in the smart city whereby 2,000 cycles with global positioning system (GPS) will be made available in the first phase before the Hockey World Cup.
Mark Lin, head of international operations of Mobike said: “Mobike is committed to developing a global bicycle share culture by collaborating closely with cities in India. Having lived in India for several years, I can fully appreciate the positive impact that a smart bicycle-share culture will bring to the residents.”
Mobike, the world’s first and largest smart bicycle sharing company, announced the launch of its service in Pune, India. The launch in collaboration with Pune Municipal Corporation and other local administration agencies marks the company’s first foray into India. Mobike has signed an MOU with Pune Municipal Corporation, in support of the municipality’s ambitious Pune Cycle Plan.
Mobike’s launch is aligned with this initiative and will offer residents a convenient and eco-friendly way to travel around the city. Mobike’s SMART Bicycle sharing plan incorporates one of the salient features of the Pune Cycle plan with respect to bridging demand/supply gap using internet/IoT technologies which makes it a very unique proposition for users and the city.
Vibhor Jain, chief executive officer (CEO) of Mobike India said: “We are working with a number of cities across the country and are confident that the launch in Pune will be the first of many such partnerships with city administrations in India, allowing us to make cycling the most accessible, affordable, safe and convenient mode of urban transport in India. We see bicycle sharing being a big boost to strengthening our country’s public transport system and providing a smart mobility option to commuters to cover short distances,”