In a recent development shared by Quaid-e-Azam University’s official news alert page, it has been revealed that, with the support of the Quaid-e-Azam University Alumni Association, EZBike – a Pakistan-based electric bike-sharing service – has been introduced in the university.
Students will be able to benefit from the affordable and eco-friendly service within the premises of the university.
In the first phase, about 20 bikes will be made available, while in the second phase around 250 bikes will be provided. The e-bikes will be near every major location within the university and the students shall be able to move from one place to another by scanning a card to access the bike.
The charges for the service shall be only Rs. 5 per minute, and with the help of Geo-fencing technology, the bike can only be used within the university’s premises.
The official launch of the EZBikes took place on October 14th, 2020, at the National Incubation Center (NIC). Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Amin-ul-Haque, also attended the launch of the service. The minister said that the Ministry of IT fully supports every project that is in the best interest of the public.
He added that the common people, especially working women, will benefit greatly from the facility. With the charges of only five rupees per minute, the service will offer convenience to the people in an economic fashion.