Chinese bicycle sharing company Mobike has continued its international expansion strategy by launching its services in India in two cities - Bhubaneswar and Pune
Mobike has partnered with Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) for the eco-friendly ‘Public Cycle-Sharing System’ in the city whereby 2,000 cycles with global positioning system (GPS) will be made available in the first phase before the Hockey World Cup, scheduled to be held in Bhubaneswar from 28 November to 16 December this year.
Meanwhile, in Pune Mobike has signed an MoU with Pune Municipal Corporation to support the municipality’s Pune Cycle Plan.
Mark Lin, head of international operations of Mobike said: “Mobike is committed to developing a global bicycle share culture by collaborating closely with cities in India. Having lived in India for several years, I can fully appreciate the positive impact that a smart bicycle-share culture will bring to the residents."
Vibhor Jain, chief executive officer (CEO) of Mobike India said: “We are working with a number of cities across the country and are confident that the launch in Pune will be the first of many such partnerships with city administrations in India, allowing us to make cycling the most accessible, affordable, safe and convenient mode of urban transport in India. We see bicycle sharing being a big boost to strengthening our country’s public transport system and providing a smart mobility option to commuters to cover short distances,”