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To preserve eco-friendly environment, Sgr youth starts renting bicycles

In a bid to preserve eco-friendly environment, a 25-year-old youth has taken a unique initiative of providing bicycle on rent basis, which according to him would help in reducing pollution level and also address the frequent traffic congestion on roads.

Mohammad Ubaid Nazir, 25, has come up with an initiative ‘Cieclo’ to bring a respite from rising pollution level in the environment.

The youth is charging Rs 2 per minute to his customers. The cycles are fitted with GPS tracking, he said.

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Talking to the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), Ubaid said “The aim and objective of this initiative is to provide facilities in an eco-friendly environment to Srinagar city. It came in my mind before two months to take initiative like this, initially I thought about 2 wheelers like scotty and bikes but later thought due to traffic mess in city, it will not work as expected and finally decided for renting bicycles.”

He further said, “We have started this initiative from Dalgate ‘Ghat 01’ where visitors as well locals can come and take a bicycle on a rent basis, but my aim is to start this in whole Kashmir, where any customer can pick bicycle and later can drop at his feasible spot he wants.”

“We have eight cycles available now but will work to get more soon as we are planning to add more spots in Kashmir,” he said—(KNO)

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