Cycle rally in Delhi to promote the zero-pollution vehicles

January 18th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan.18 (ANI): A bicycle rally to promote the eco-friendly vehicle was organised in New Delhi, one of the most polluted capitals in the world, on Sunday. The 20-km-long rally was organised by the Delhi Cycling Club and a non-government organisation, IDP India. The rally was flagged off at the historical Humayun’’s tomb and concluded at the same venue after circuiting the city. Naren Singh, an organiser, urged people to use the eco-friendly cycle to make Delhi a less-polluted city.
“The main purpose of the rally is to promote cycle riding. Cycle riding does not cause pollution and is good for health. It is important to encourage more people to cycle in our city,” said Singh, a member of the Delhi Cycling Club.
A number of women, children and senior citizens took part in the rally with immense zeal and enthusiasm.
The rally also aimed to popularise a cycle track along a transport corridor, meant to decongest the city.
“We are doing it against the pollution. Another important thing is we want to promote the route that we are riding i.e. BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) route. The cycling track is made beautifully, so people should use the route,” said Ashata, a participant.
Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world thanks to growing number of vehicles.(ANI)

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