Delhi goes car free for a day
With Delhi’s first car-free day being observed on the stretch connecting Red Fort to India Gate via Delhi Gate and ITO from 7am to 12 noon today, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally to encourage people to go green.
Kejriwal and his colleagues in the cabinet and other legislators were joined by over 100 cyclists in the event that aims to encourage people to use public transport.
“If we improve bus services and availability in Delhi, we will be able to contribute to this movement,” said Kejriwal, who rode bicycle from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg and asked participants to make bicycle-riding a habit.
Over 100 cyclists joined Kejriwal in the rally held between the 17th century Red Fort in Old Delhi and India Gate, a World War I monument. He was accompanied by his ministers and other bureaucrats.
He said there was too much congestion on Delhi roads that leads to pollution in the city and that people need to step forward to improve the condition.
Some 84 lakh vehicles ply in Delhi every day, contributing to its chaotic traffic and worsening quality of air.