Bhubaneswar, Nov 26 (LocalWire): Mo Cycle riders have covered seven lakh kilometers in the city in the past year, thereby preventing two lakh kilogram carbon emission into the city’s air.
‘Mo Cycle is the state’s maiden venture in Public Bike Share (PBS) system.
The first year journey of Mo Cycle was challenging as well as a learning experience for CRUT team.
The initiative is a step in the right direction towards curbing vehicular pollution,’ Arun Bothra, managing director of Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) said.
Mr Sanjeeb Panda, IPS Transport Commissioner-cum-Chairman, State Transport Authority and an avid cyclist, was also present during the occasion with the members of Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club.
Addressing the gathering, Mr Panda said, ‘Mo Cycle should be the focal point to make Bhubaneswar, smart city. If we care for nature, we should ride a cycle.’
While in the month of January around 1, 00,000 riders registered with Mo Cycle App, now the number stands at 2, 00,000 riders.
Similarly, in December 2018 around 1, 00,000 rides were taken by citizens of Bhubaneswar and till November 2019, 3, 50,000 rides have been registered.
Mo Cycle consists of a fleet of specially-designed, sturdy and durable cycles that are locked into a network of stations throughout the city.
The bicycles can be unlocked from one station and returned to any other station in the system, making it ideal for one way rides.
The PBS) system has the strength of over 2000 Mo Cycles and 400 Mo Cycle stations across Bhubaneswar.