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Mo Cycle, a public bicycle sharing service turned out to be a big draw among youngsters.

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.

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“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.’’

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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