Bhubaneswar:26/11/18: The Mo Cycle, a public bicycle sharing (PBS), service launched by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today turned out to be a big draw among youngsters.
The initiative aimed at making the city healthy, connected on the non-motorised transport (NMT) concept and preparing the younger generation for a greener and better tomorrow.
The service earned praise from a section of people, who used the “Mo Cycle” service from Biju Patnaik Square near BPIA to the Kalinga Stadium Complex today.
“Nice experience and this will work as a booster to the concept of NMT as all cities across the globe,” said Shaivik Ranjan Mishra, a Class VIII student of KV-IV, Niladrivihar.
Sharing her experience, Naushin Shidik, a student of audiology at city-based IIRS, Khandagiri, said, “Great experience on the Day 1. I think this will change the city’s outlook towards NMT. The young and old all will definitely get a lot of inspiration for cycling across the city.’’
“A revolution in the city after Mo Bus, the Mo Cycle will not only take the NMT initiative to a new level, but also would make citizens healthy and fitter,’’ Tushar Nayak, a student said.
Debashish Sadangi, a consultant, said, “The city will now wake up to a new start to have smarter and healthier society. I hope more and more cycles would be added to make the last mile connectivity easier.’’