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Noida – A Cycle Friendly City

It is said that “health is wealth”, and if you live in Noida, then there is good news for you. Recently, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav chalked out a plan to develop Noida as a “cycle-friendly” city by building 50km. of dedicated corridors across the city.

  • This initiation has been taken in a bid to promote green transport and healthy living.
  • The blue print for the cycle tracks is being designed by a Dutch engineering consultancy firm.
  • Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed the officials to implement the action plan on a priority basis to keep the city pollution free.
  • The state capital, Lucknow, as well as the city of Agra, will also be developed as cycle-friendly cities, he said.
  • The 1st phase of the cycle tracks will be about 12.30km. & 5.16km. long, built in Sector 62 and Sector 44 respectively.
  • The total cost of the building the cycling network in Noida will be Rs. 49 Crore.
  • In Noida facilities for cycle tracks, stands, shelters and bicycles on hire will soon be put into place to promote the green and healthy mode of transport.
Cycling will be the new development story of Noida. This has been inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands.

Sources: TOI



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