Mysuru, June 5: It’s time to hop on your cycles! Mysuru became the first ever city for wide public bicycle sharing project “Trin Trin” was inaugurated at Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar ciCircley Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday where he himself peddled the cycle to inaugurate the scheme.
Under this ‘Trin Trin’ project, people will be able to borrow 450 bicycles from 48 docking stations set up across the City for a nominal fee. While inaugurating the project CM Siddaramaiah said that “The cultural city is having the first public bicycle sharing project in the nation. I have been riding a bicycle while studying here in the city during 1961. Mysuru is a beautiful city. There are 600 cities in the world having public sharing bicycle system. To bring down the air pollution, we should use nature-friendly vehicles. I used to go to my village which is 20 km away from Mysuru by bicycle on every Saturday. We had a rally cycle at home and people were coming home to see the cycle. We are planning to implement this scheme even in Bengaluru.”
A number of cities, including Bengaluru, were planning to adopt the system. The project is likely to take off in Bengaluru as well this year, he said. However, Mysuru, with a population of 12 lakh people, was the first city in India to have a public bicycle sharing system. Alongside the physical launch, an app has been released and several videos have been published detailing how the system works.