The lanes of Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), one of Mumbai’s poshest commercial hubs, will now bustle with cyclists and pedestrians every Sunday. Beginning from October 2, only cyclists, walkers, and skateboarders will be allowed in the complex from 9 am to 4 pm. Motorists will be allowed to take to the streets in the remaining hours. All of this is set to be a part of the ‘Equal Streets’ concept. Read on to know more.
Equal Streets To Start From October 2 In Mumbai’s BKC
The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) is planning to introduce “Equal Streets” in BKC from October 2. An official told news publication Indian Express that while offices in the complex were open, most people were walking or cycling to their workplaces. “So, we decided to continue with that. People can walk for one day in a week to help reduce pollution caused by automobiles,” the official further informed. And now, on every Sunday from October 2, BKC will turn into a semi-pedestrian zone. From 9 am to 4 pm the complex will be exclusively open to cyclists, walkers, and skateboarders. And people with other motor-vehicles can drive on the lanes in the remaining hours.
MMRDA Launches E-Bike Service In Bandra-Kurla Complex
Meanwhile, echoing the spirit of reducing pollution, the MMRDA also launched an e-bike service in BKC on August 31. Commuters can now opt to travel to their workplaces on Yulu bikes. About 100 odd e-bikes will be available at 9 locations, including Bandra and Kurla stations, as per Hindustan Times. These e-bikes follow the Public Bicycle Sharing system, and so will be sanitised after every ride. The tie-up between MMRDA and Yulu is a part of the Development Authority’s initiative to provide first and last-mile connectivity.
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How To Rent Yulu Bikes In BKC ?
To rent a Yulu e-bike, commuters/travellers first need to download the Yulu App. Using this, they’ll be able to find out the nearest Yulu bike or zone. Next, they need to choose a bike, and scan the QR code on its panel. The bike will get unlocked, and once the trip is over, it has to be parked in a Yulu zone again. Travellers then need to click ‘End’ on the app. For now, riders need to pay a refundable deposit of ₹199, and the cost of unlocking a bike is ₹5. And then, charges per minute stand at ₹1.5 for each ride. Speaking of bikes, check out this amazing BBQ bike in Bengaluru.