Delhi to get massive cycle (sharing) infrastructure; 500 cycles (each costing 1 lakh)

NDMC (New Delhi Municipal Council) has partnered with Nextbike, a German bicycle sharing system company, and Smartbike Mobility, a Hyderabad-based start-up to launch a massive cycle sharing infrastructure.
The project, to be launched as a public-private partnership programme, is being funded by Smartbike will launch in July, 2018 and will also be integrated with other transportation system enabling last mile connectivity.

The bicycles will be ‘smart bikes’, imported from Germany. The bicycles, which will have GPS software, will cost about Rs 1 lakh each. According to the project brief, there will be 500 bicycles across 50 stations in NDMC areas.

NDMC Cycling Fees / Pricing
The cycles can be accessed with a processing amount of Rs 100 and will be available for subscriptions ranging from one week passes for Rs 199 to yearly passes for Rs 1,999.


What’s your take on the project cost? Isn’t 1 lakh/cycle price obnoxiously high?

Abuse us, Scream at us but Attend the Matches: Sunil Chhetri [Indian football captain]

Abuse us.
Scream at us.
Shout at us.
Do it on our face.

Tells Sunil Chhetri, captain of Indian Football team.
Come to the stadium, do it on our face, scream at us, shout at us, abuse us, who knows one day we might change you guys, you might start cheering for us. You guys have no idea how important you guys are and how important your support is.”


The skipper who scored his third international hat-trick in-front a near empty Mumbai Football Arena (MFA) stands, had a message for all fans across the country: turn up.

Should Big Tech Be Taxed For Hurting Society? : Asks Richard Stallman

On the argument between two camps that both miss the point about massive commercial surveillance of individuals.
By arguing about whether to divide up the power that this data gives to businesses, or to regulate the use of it (perhaps nationalizing it), they miss the point that both alternatives destroy our privacy and give the state a perfect basis for repression.

The danger is to collect that data at all.

More generally, I think the idea of taxing companies for the magnitude of harm that they do (regardless of whether they broke any rules to do it) is a good one.


Richard Stallman, often known by his initials, rms—is an American free software movement activist and programmer.