Mobycy un­veils app for bi­cy­cle sharing

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Tak­ing on ride-hail­ing plat­form Ola, Gurugram-based Green Tech start-up Mobycy yes­ter­day launched a dock­less bi­cy­cle sharing app on Google Play Store.

Ola in­tro­duced its own dock­less bike-sharing ser­vice ear­lier this month.

“We are ex­cited to an­nounce that Mobycy is now live on Google Play Store. It presents users with a greener, health­ier means of com­mute with com­plete last-mile con­nec­tiv­ity, in the form of smart, dock­less bikes,” Akash Gupta, Co­Founder, Mobycy, said in a state­ment.

The app will be live on Ap­ple App Store in the next few days, the com­pany said.

Launch­ing its op­er­a­tions with a fleet of 5,000 “Smart Bikes”, the com­pany plans to in­crease the number to 50,000 in the next six months. “Smart Bikes” are cur­rently avail­able across Delhi-NCR (Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion), in­clud­ing Noida, Gurugram, Farid­abad and Chandi­garh.

Users can sign up on the Mobycy app with Aad­haar iden­ti­fi­ca­tion and pay a se­cu­rity de­posit of Rs999 (Dh57), which is re­fund­able. The se­cu­rity de­posit for stu­dents is Rs499.

The app al­lows users to dis­cover a smart bike in their vicin­ity, un­lock it via QR Code and com­mute shorter dis­tances faster.

The user can pay Rs10 for a sin­gle ride or buy the monthly sub­scrip­tion to get two rides daily for an hour each.

Us­ing the app, these bikes can be found around pub­lic places like metro sta­tions, mar­kets and pop­u­lar places like North Cam­pus, Cy­ber City etc.

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