Now New Town is trying for a public bike sharing scheme (or rent-a-bicycle) to be done by any private partner to be qualified through a transparent process. Yesterday's Board Meeting of Hidco also endorsed the idea. Even before, a notice inviting Expression of Interest from interested private players was published at https://nkdamar.org/Tender/50222308.pdf on NKDA's website.
We would prefer cycles with a dockless model that are GPS enabled. NKDA will only charge a minor parking fee for using any designated car parking lots.
New Town and Nabadiganta have been encouraging cycling for covering short distances. Various events in New Town and Sector 5 have been held in association with cycle federation of India and others - the latest being Corporate Cycling Competition at Sector 5. Battery operated golf carts and e-scooters/three-wheelers are also encouraged. Electric buses are also being procured.
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|Ei Samay dt 27 August 2017|
|Millennium Post dt 27 August 207|
|Times of India dt 27 August 2017|