Mangaluru, Dec 27, 2015: Minister for Health and Family Welfare U.T. Khader inaugurated the bike rental service an initiative of Royal Brothers in Mangaluru on Saturday, Dec 26, 2015. It has been licensed by the RTO - Transport Department. Inaugurated the services the Health and Family Welfare Minister said that the initiative would go a long way in serving the people.
Initiated by Bengaluru-based Manjunath, Royal Brothers already offers services in Bengaluru (75 bikes), Mysuru and Udupi-Manipal (25 bikes each). The Mangaluru service would have 25 bikes initially, said Avinash from Royal Brothers.
Avinash told media present that bookings for the self-riding service can be made online — www.royalbrothers.in — wherein a customer has to register oneself initially with driving licence and one more identity proof. Then the customer could book the bike by paying the rent in advance as well as Rs. 2,000 as security deposit.
Royal Brothers offers two types of bikes — gearless scooter and Royal Enfield motorcycles. While the rent for gearless scooter is Rs. 16 per hour, for Enfield the rent starts from Rs. 30 for the base model and goes up depending upon the model. Bikes have to be taken from the designated stands.
The bikes are fitted with GPS and anti-immobiliser to track the movement and ensure that the vehicle is not used for any illegal purpose. The bike, rider as well third parties are covered by insurance. .
The facility is of much help to visitors and tourists to the city where they can get the service and move about at their convenience. He claimed that bike rental has become popular in all places where it has already been launched. Royal Brothers give equal importance to ensure quality of vehicles, which are all brand new.
After every ride, the vehicle would thoroughly be checked and maintained before providing it to another customer.