Commonwealth Youth Games to turn Pune green

March 4th, 2008 - 2:15 pm ICT by admin  


Pune, March 4 (IANS) Efforts are on to turn Pune green ahead of the Commonwealth Youth Games in October. A 200-km bicycle track will come up in the city as part of the projects meant to make the Maharashtra city environment friendly, according to organisers.

Suresh Kalmadi, who heads the organising committee of the games, met Devyani Rana, who heads the energy and environment unit of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and municipal officials to discuss how to turn this IT hub green.

They discussed waste management, anti-litter campaign, sustainable transport, tree planting and a ‘no-plastic’ drive at Balewadi, where the main stadium will be located. Buses will switch over to compressed natural gas (CNG) in Pune.

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