Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday formally launched smart cycles in Secretariat in Amaravati.
The Chief Minister launched the smart cycles by peddling from block II to block I of the Secretariat.
A total of 30 smart cycles are put for use in the secretariat premises. These ultra modern 3 gear cycles are bought from Germany at a cost of Rs 1 lakh each.
As many as three pickup and drop stations are setup, with 10 cycles each, in the secretariat area.
The smart cycles are available for free. However, registration is required to issue smart card, which is necessary for the cycle to function.
The Chief Minister suggested to equip the pickup stations with air conditioning, solar panels and seating arrangement.
He further recommended developing green and beautiful parks near these stations, asking the officials to see the possibility of setting up a smart cycle manufacturing unit in Andhra itself.
Amaravati Capital Region Development Authority is constructing special cycling tracks in the capital region, to keep the capital under construction pollution free.