From daily trips to long trips, bicycle rentals in Pune are in demand

From students to people who have recently moved to the city, take advantage of this service as it helps manage their expenses

Commuters in the city of PUNE seem to have taken a liking to rental bikes thanks to poor and irregular bus services and rising fuel, parking and maintenance costs. From students to people who have recently moved to the city, take advantage of this service as it helps manage their expenses.

Swapnil Padhatare, who has an auto parts store on SB Road, says I have five bicycles and five gearless vehicles available for hire. We buy second-hand bikes, repair them and then rent them out on a daily basis. During the lockdown, attendance was low, but the rental service is popular among students. “

Padhatare said all the paperwork of the regional transport office is done before the vehicle is made available for hire. When renting a rental bicycle, a xerox copy of the identity card is kept at the merchant. A declaration form is also completed. “There is no fixed standard rent for renting a bicycle, it is decided by the respective owners. Some people rent a bicycle by the number of kilometers, while few rent it by the day, ”added Padhatare.

“I rent bikes on weekends as we plan to drive around town or visit places like Lonavala. I pay ??300 a day, ”said Sagar Khiwsara, a resident of Baner.

Nitin Pawar, General Secretary of Rickshaw Panchayat, said: “Even after so many complaints, no action has been taken against the companies and traders who provide such a service (bicycle rental). All the rules are applicable for rickshaw owners, while these people are driving their vehicles illegally. “

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