Indore: A mobile app based free two-wheeler service would be made available to devotees during Simhastha for commuting from one place to another in the mela area where movement of four-wheelers would be restricted. The proposed bike service with trained drivers will also be equipped with first-aid medical kit.
Ujjain administration is planning to press into service 25 bikes, which will be deployed at various places and would ferry people to temples, pandals and other places within the mela area. The bike drivers will have knowledge about the fair area, temples, and demography of Ujjain to help devotes while they will also be trained to handle minor incidents at the spot. Abhishek Dubey, deputy mela officer said, “We have got the proposal and agreed to it in principle. An official confirmation for 25 bikes will be given on Saturday. A company has proposed to offer this service free of cost during the entire Simhastha period.”
Commuters can book the ride on spot through a mobile app and avail the free ride. Most of these bikes will be placed in the congested areas such as near the Mahakal Temple, Mangalnath Temple and Kalbharav to ferry people as movement of big vehicles will be very difficult in these areas. Neelesh Jain, co-founder of NBA Tech Solutions, the firm offering the free bike service at Ujjain, said, “We are offering our services in Ujjain free of charge. These bikes will ply round the clock for more than a month in Ujjain and would facilitate easy movement in crowded areas.” Ujjain administration is planning to depute paramedical staff as drivers for these bikes so that they could help in assisting any medical emergency, though the decision would entirely depend on the availability of the staff. The company has proposed to offer the services of its own trained drivers for round-the-clock service.