Varanasi and 5 other cities to copy Pune’s sustainable Public Bicycle Sharing scheme!

A few other cities are also planning to emulate Pune’s model; these include Kakinada, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Dharamshala and Chennai.

Increasing pollution is a major problem in India. In fact, India has the worst air pollution in the entire world, and this problem has attracted major criticism worldwide. So PBS scheme could act as a breather.

Launched by the Pune Smart City Development Corporation Limited in association with private firms like Zoomcar and Ofo, the scheme has attracted many followers. They have ensured that its rate of success has overtaken similar initiatives in other international cities.

From a couple of hundred bicycles, the scheme has encouraged the arrival of nearly 1500 such vehicles on the roads in just three months. The PBS scheme began in Aundh, an affluent suburb of Pune before its scope was extended to Jangli Maharaj Road, Fergusson College road, the Savitribai Phule Pune University, College of Agriculture and other residential societies