Delhi gets ready to launch rent-a-bike scheme for Indian, foreign tourists
New Delhi: Delhi government's transport department is firming up a scheme to issue licences for “rent-a-bike” service operators in the national capital. With this, the Indian and foreign national tourists would be able to take bikes on rent to move in the city.
A senior transport department officer said that the presentation of the draft scheme is expected to be made next week for discussions.
He informed that the presentation was scheduled earlier this month but it got delayed. “It will be held next week. The draft proposal requires approval of the State Transport Authority (STA),” he said.
As per the proposed scheme, the licences will be given to applicants who have minimum five bikes, necessary permits and insurance cover, and good financial condition to maintain the vehicles and efficient management of the establishment.
The applicants should also have the necessary facilities for the housing, maintenance and repair of vehicles, sanitary block, reception room and 24x7 telephone connectivity.
The licenses will be given to the bike operators for five years. The licence fee has not been decided yet, the official informed.
The scheme mentioned that the operators will have to maintain the records of hiring with the details of hirer. There will be separate records for foreign nationals. The operator will have to collect the hire charges from foreign nationals or NRIs in foreign exchange.