Replicating the public bike sharing designs from Spain, Italy and China, Haryana's Panchkula is now going green with the PBS system. With PBS in system, public can now rent bikes at a cost of as low as Rs.50 to Rs.1000 and travel around the city. According to sources, Panchkula municipal corporation (MC) commissioner Rajesh Jogpal said the work of installation and operation of bicycle sharing system in the city was allotted to M/S Dharani Enterprises for three years. The firm is already running the system in Bhopal and Gwalior. The estimated cost of the project is ₹2.09 crore.
One can download the IOS and Android app, namely Yaana and pay a minimal membership for going a healthy and green way. This kind of public system ensures pollution control and also is a perfect way to be healthy. You can track your nearest PBS stand from the app along with the tracking of your calories burned. The bikes are moreover, GPS enabled and ensures safety of the riders.
The authorities claim that of they get response, they would be increasing the number of bikes from 200 in 20 stands to more. On the initial installation of the bikes, the Panchkula residents seemed to be curious about the uniqueness of PBS system and were willing to take a ride or two.
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