JAIPUR: Clean environment and healthy life, that's what the Jaipur Smart Mission Ltd (JSML) has proposed, riding literally on a cycling project.
To promote eco-friendly and independent mode of transport in the Pink city, the mission is all set to introduce a public bicycle sharing (PBS) scheme. As per the scheme, one can rent a bicycle from docking stations that will be set up at 20 public and tourists locations in the city.
A Delhi-based firm, Greenolution, has been selected for the project and JSML will issue the work order on Friday. Sandesh Nayak, chief executive officer, JSML, said, "The project has been christened 'Cyclo'. The scheme will provide pollution-free last-mile connectivity for residents. It docking station are expected to be completed in three weeks after the work order is released."
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.10 crore.
"Each docking station will cost approximately Rs 5.5 lakh. The project will be operated and maintained through advertising, which is expected to fetch Rs 3 crore," added Nayak.