Bicycle sharing picks up speed in India

School girls at a bicycle rally in New Delhi to mark World Bicycle Day last Sunday. The rally witnessed the launch of a bike-sharing scheme that the New Delhi Municipal Council has started in collaboration with SmartBike, a firm based in Hyderabad.
School girls at a bicycle rally in New Delhi to mark World Bicycle Day last Sunday. The rally witnessed the launch of a bike-sharing scheme that the New Delhi Municipal Council has started in collaboration with SmartBike, a firm based in Hyderabad.ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA

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Dr Karamvir Singh Sehrawat settled down for a well-earned breakfast with his friends.

The group had just finished an 8km bicycle rally through central New Delhi to mark World Bicycle Day last Sunday. His T-shirt had a message urging onlookers to quit their cars and pedal instead.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 09, 2018, with the headline 'Bicycle sharing picks up speed in India'. Print Edition | Subscribe