“This is a youth-led initiative that will help Srinagar in many ways. Our goal is to reduce pollution in the city by introducing ecological bicycles. This initiative will help people to easily commute to work with minimal fares. We have already bought 50 bikes and the remaining 150 will be available at our stations by March. We have completed the trial run and in a few days there will be a formal launch in collaboration with SSCL officials,” he said.
Speaking about the initiative, the founders of the startup said they would put dock managers at each station to help commuters use their services.
They said both online and manual payments will be available, and commuters will be able to take the e-bike and easily drop it off at any dock after use.
“In European countries, most of these services are unmanned and all are done via a mobile app. While we also have an app available for the service, we also want to keep it manually. Not only will it create jobs, but it will help people of all ages who are not well versed in technology. Although it will be a bit costly for us, our goal is not only profit, but also giving back to our society,” said Sheikh Yameen, managing director of Curve Electric.