New e-bikes to ease last mile connectivity from Delhi Metro's Yellow and Blue lines

Though Delhi Metro is the lifeline of the city, there's no denying that it is plagued by several issues, the major one being- last mile connectivity. This is something that's a deal-breaker for many and the reason why people tend to skip the metro altogether. In order to bring about a change, a new startup has tied up with DMRC to provide e-bikes that can be rented out by passengers.

What's the update?

In order to make travelling in Delhi metro more convenient than ever before, Yulu has stepped up and they're changing the game. With their plan to introduce rentable e-bikes, they're changing how Delhiites use the metro.

Since these bikes are completely manual, you'll be helping the environment and yourself at the same time. Add to that the fact that the price for renting the bikes is really cheap and you're good to go.

Where can you find these bikes?

As of now, the company, along with DMRC, is coming up with the plan only at two metro routes- Blue Line and Yellow Line. Since these are highly frequented by people from all walks of life, it would be a good trial run to see exactly how useful the bikes are.

The company has plans to make use of at least 5,000 cycles by the end of this year. Since they're starting out at major metro routes, this should hardly be a problem for them. In the future, they wish to expand their network drastically and have a presence of about 25,000 e-bikes.

However, this is not the first time that such an initiative has been taken. DMRC has previously brought in similar set of bikes but poor marketing, rendered the bikes useless.

Knock Knock

This is one of those rare changes that come about once in several months. Once you're all familiar with the concept, you'll be wondering how you manage without it. Last mile connectivity is a real problem and these e-bikes can turn out to be a great eco-friendly option.

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Have you ever been running late to the airport because of the sheer number of bags you have? If your answer is yes, then IGI airport has got you covered. Now, in a new initiative by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) you can have your stuff transported to the IGI airport directly from your place of stay.

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What's the update?

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In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.

Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.

To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.

Knock Knock

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