Finally, city to hear Trin Trin on Sunday

45 docking stations have been set up in Mysuru for the bicycles.   | Photo Credit: M_A_SRIRAM ;M_A_SRIRAM -

The country’s first public bicycle sharing (PBS) initiative Trin Trin, whose launch has been put off several times, appears set to take off on Sunday.

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will flag off the PBS at a function to be held at Hardinge Circle also known as Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar Circle in the city, where one of the 45 docking stations had been set up.

Minister for Urban Development R. Roshan Baig will also be present at the launch of programme, which is jointly being implemented by Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) and Directorate of Urban Land Transport (DULT).

As many as 450 bicycles will be deployed for public use in the city. After registering at one of the six centres by producing a photo, an address proof and paying ₹350, which includes a refundable deposit of ₹250, the public can borrow the bicycle from any of the docking stations.

Though the use of the bicycle is free for the first one hour, the users will have to pay a nominal fee of ₹5 for two hours, ₹10 for three hours and so on.

Mr. Siddaramaiah will also release a video that has been prepared to provide a guide on the procedure for taking the bicycle from the docking station.

Though the procedure is fairly simple involving the removal of the bicycle from the dock by swiping a smart card, a video is expected to help the users as docking stations are unmanned, said Sagar from Green Wheel Ride, which is operating Trin Trin. The docking stations, which are equipped with CCTV cameras, however, will be monitored from the control centre in Jayanagar in the city.

Though about 350 smart cards had been issued so far, mostly to officials, the operators will start issuing the cards to the public soon after the launch, said DULT officials.

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