Gurugram: Aiming to promote cycling in Gurugram, a 10-kilometer cycling track was inaugurated on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on Friday.
The cycle track was developed alongside the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Marg by Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG).
Panipat Rural MLA and Chairman of the State Task Force of Swachh Bharat Mission, Haryana, Mahipal Dhandha, Gurugram MLA Sudhir Singla, Mayor Madhu Azad, GMDA Chief Executive VS Kundu, MCG Commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh and District Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri was present on the occasion and dedicated the cycling track to the public.
A 10-km long cyclothon was also organised on the occasion, wherein public representatives and officials gave away the message of fitness and environmental protection by cycling. More than 1,500 people bicycled on the newly inaugurated cycling track.
VS Kundu, CEO of GMDA said, “The first cyclothon of this year was organised in Gurugram on the occasion of World Car Free Day on September 22. At that time, the idea of building a special cycle track came up. This 10-km long cycle track has been dedicated to the common man.”
He appealed to the citizens to continue to use the cycle track so that there is no encroachment here and informed that during the entire month of October, GMDA officials and employees will go to the office by bicycle.
The authorities plan to bring more such initiatives to catalyse Cycles4Change and Streets4People national campaigns floated by the ministry of housing and urban affairs, the GMDA statement read.