The use of cycles also depends on weather conditions, informed Dhruv, an employee at one of the kiosks.
New Delhi: In a bid to promote healthy lifestyle and environment, various of the Delhi University’s North Campus have installed cycle kiosks while making it easier and environment-friendly for students to commute from one place to another.
The kiosks are consist of a total of 150 cycles. These cycles are available at Vishvavidyalya and GTB Metro stations along with Ramjas College, Daulat Ram College and Hansraj College. “Kamala Nehru College will also have a cycle stand soon. Each stand has around 30-35 cycles,” said Baker Mehandi, a cycle provider at Hansraj College.
“The cycle kiosk has been installed by an environment society — Haritama — which helps students stay healthy, save environment and save money,” Rama Sharma, principal of the Hansraj college said.
The use of cycles also depends on weather conditions, informed Dhruv, an employee at one of the kiosks. “The requirement is based on weather conditions. If the weather is pleasant, the demand is high while in hot and humid temperature, the demand is low,” he added.
No cases of theft have been reported so far, informed the caretakers at the kiosks. The cycles are issued to students against no charge, but they have to furnish a valid identification card along with college ID proof. “The cycles are popular among students as they are free to use. Students can ride to their destination and can drop off the cycle at the nearby cycle stand. The cycles can be locked to keep them safe,” a caretaker said.
Vikas, a student at Ramjas College and a native of Haryana, said the cycles provided for free helps them save money on transport.