Government school students to get cycles by Jan 2017

Published: 19th August 2016 06:47 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th August 2016 06:47 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU: STUDENTS of government and aided high-schools in the state will get their free bicycles by January 2017. The Department of Public Instructions had issued orders to two companies which had applied for bids called by the department. On August 16, the department issued official orders to the companies after a detailed negotiation.

SK Bikes Pvt Ltd, Ludhiana, and Hero Ecotech Ltd, Ludhiana, won the bids and agreed to produce bicycles at a cost of `3,600 for girls’ cycles and `3,350 for boys’ cycles. This price includes transportation charges, taxes, etc.

Students were supposed to receive the bicycles in June when schools reopened after summer vacation. The delivery of cycles were delayed as there was no response to the tender.

In case the manufacturer delays the supply beyond the deadline, `100 will be deducted per cycle. Manufacturers have been given a 120-day deadline.

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