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IIT-Delhi to Initiate Cycle-sharing System
November 16, 2015

The air quality of Delhi is degrading by the day; however, there is one section of the society, which has had enough. The students of the prestigious IIT, Delhi, have decided to contribute to the environment by initiating a cycle-sharing system. The programme is the brainchild of the Student Affairs Council (SAC) of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. To achieve this, the students have developed a software that will utilize a state-of-the-art algorithm to utilize the cycles in an effective manner. The students believe that the idea will be an instant hit in a campus as vast as the IIT-D (spread in area over 300 acres). The students have taken clues from a similar system, which has proved to be a major success in the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Further, they have gone one-step ahead by automating the whole process by leveraging the software.

A team comprising of five members is working on the programme and the hardware-software integration is near completion. A pilot phase of the programme will be launched soon, which would include 50 bikes, five docking stations, and RFID scanning system. That said the group behind the idea is still figuring out the intrinsic details of the programmes. Additionally, a library like “fine system” is also mulled, under which, the students would be charged for exceeding the “bike time limit.” In the next stage, the administration will also set up more than 100 CCTV cameras for monitoring the smooth running of the system.