New Delhi (Urban Transport News): Bengaluru based Bike-sharing start-up company Yulu on Monday launched its operations in the Delhi to provide last-mile connectivity to Delhi Metro commuters. Yulu signed a memorandum of undertaking (MoU) with Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to provide its services at nine Delhi metro stations on blue and yellow lines. It has launched bike-sharing services from Dilli Haat (INA) to JLN Stadium in central Delhi to cater to first and last-mile connectivity for commuters and to reduce congestion and pollution in the city. After launching the services at Mandi House Metro station, Amit Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Yulu Bikes said,
With the launch of our operations in Delhi, we are providing a green commute option to the residents of Delhi and are committed to expanding our services to the whole NCR region. We are proud to collaborate with DMRC for a common vision of better first and last-mile connectivity, reducing congestion and improving air quality.
Yulu aims to deploy 5,000 electric non-motorised bikes "YULU Miracles" (Yulu in Delhi) at various metro stations by the end of this year. The bike-sharing services will be further extended to all the metro stations in the Delhi-NCR region by early 2020, by deploying up to 25,000 Yulu Miracles. Dr. Mangu Singh, Managing Director, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, said,
Our public bike-sharing (PBS) initiative with Yulu will provide first and last-mile connectivity to our users. It is one-of-its-kind collaboration to make mobility seamless and sustainable.
Dr. Mangu Singh, MD/DMRC along with other officials were joined the inauguration ceremony of Yulu bike-sharing services at Mandi House metro station on the blue line (Line-3) of Delhi Metro Rail Network. In May 2019, Uber had tied up with Yulu to provide users the option to ride e-bikes and bicycles in Bengaluru. Apart from this, Yulu already runs operations in three cities - Mumbai, Pune, and Bhubaneswar.