Bengaluru Twitter has been going off about the recent announcement made by the BMRCL. Here’s something for the cyclists in town.
Story so far: On Tuesday, the BMRCL announced that people can start carrying their foldable cycles in the last coach of the metro. And here’s the cool bit, it’s all for free. No extra charges will be applied for those lugging their bikes along while travelling.
- This came as a response to an online petition started by a couple of Bengaluru cyclists in 2019.
- MP PC Mohan even urged the BMRCL to consider letting people bring in their normal bicycles as well. Considering the city lacks “first and last-mile connectivity from its stations”, this would ease a lot of people’s commute.
Stating specifics: The official release stated that the total weight of the bicycle cannot be more than 15 kg. Their dimensions need to be within 60 cm x 45 cm x 25 cm. Security will be checking this via the baggage scanner during entry.
- To deal with the last mile connectivity issue, metro stations have started featuring bicycle renting facilities run by private operators as well.