A Bengaluru-based E-bike ride-sharing startup Yulu has launched its operations in New Delhi. The micro-mobility service was launched in Delhi in collaboration with the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC). Yulu is currently providing similar services in other parts of the country like Bengaluru and Navi Mumbai.
According to a report, Yulu, has deployed 250 Yulu Miracle Models of electric bikes in New Delhi to enhance last-mile connectivity. The company aims at having 5,000 of its bikes across Delhi NCR. It also aims at having 25,000 electric scooters across all the metro stations in India by the second half of 2020.
The co-founder of Yulu, Amit Gupta expressed confidence over being able to conduct smoothe operations in a megacity like Delhi, accounting for its weather conditions which he referred to as 'extreme'.
The initial Yulu services in Delhi will have 40 Yulu Zones across 9 metro stations which will start from Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Stadium on the violet line to Delhi Haat INA on the Yellow line. The users will have to download the Yulu app on their phones and follow simple steps to locate the nearest Yulu zone. Once the rider has reached the location, he or she can unlock the Yulu Miracle by scanning the QR code on their phones. The e-bike has a maximum speed of 25 Kmph and only those who are 16 years or above in age can ride the bike.
Delhi has been facing a grave pollution crisis for a long time, with the situation becoming dire every winter when particulate matter composition at ground-level reaches dangerously high levels, so much so that schools have even had to be closed for brief periods. Concepts like Yulu bike could potentially provide a solution, if the pilot is welcomed by the people of Delhi.