Unused ‘Mo Cycles’ to be distributed among Women SHGs, Transgender & Ragpickers

Bhubaneswar: ‘Mo Cycles’ that are not in use in Odisha’s capital city, will be repaired and distributed among women SHGs, transgenders, and ragpickers.

The bicycles of the ‘Mo Cycle’ public bike sharing (PBS) system will be distributed among persons engaged at various organisations under the Housing & Urban Development Department of Odisha Government, informed Principal Secretary G Mathi Vathanan.

Odisha government started the ‘Mo Cycle’ project in Bhubaneswar in November 2018 to promote eco-friendly communication in the city. The Capital Region Urban Transport (CRUT) purchased around 1,800 cycles under the scheme paying Rs 25,000 for each bicycle. Three private agencies were roped in to manage the PBS system and maintain the cycles.

But the ‘Mo Cycle’ initiative could not take off and most of the bicycles procured under the scheme remained unused at various places in Bhubaneswar.

So, it has been decided to repair and distribute these cycles to the needy.


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