Delhi Metro allots permanent bicycle parking at stations

The extension of the existing stands will be carried out in more stations in phases.

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To encourage the use of bicycles, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has introduced a permanent space for bicycle stands at metro parking lots, a senior official informed.

Currently, the facility is available at 18 Metro stations which include Seelampur, Shahdara, Welcome and Rithala on the Red Line; Saket, Arjangarh and Chhatarpur on the Yellow Line; Dwarka Mor, Dwarka and Dwarka Sec21 on the Blue Line; Mundka, Nangloi and  Peeragarhi on the Green Line; Tughlakabad, Badarpur and Sarita Vihar on the Violet Line and Okhla Bird Sanctuary on the Magenta Line.

“The extension of the existing stands will be carried out in more stations in phases. The permanent bicycle stands have the parking capacity of multiple bicycles and will be provided with a locking mechanism for the safety of bicycles,” the DMRC said in its official Twitter handle.

At present, the DMRC has a provision of allowing commuters to use bicycles for covering small distances at nominal changes in some of its metro stations.

In an effort to tackle the problem of pollution, the organisation has been encouraging commuters to use bicycles as it is an eco-friendly mode of transport.

Currently, the Delhi Metro’s current operational span is 343 km with 250 metro stations, spread over eight color-coded lines.

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