Noida Authority has drawn up a plan to develop the city as “cycle-friendly” by building 60km of dedicated corridors across the city in a bid to promote green transport.
- Rama Raman, Chairperson and CEO of Noida Authority, announced that by 2017, every 45-metre wide road in the city will support a cycle track.
- The plan includes putting in place a cycle track parallel to the 24km Noida-Greater Noida Expressway along the Noida to Greater Noida carriageway.
- Noida is considering setting up about 50 cycle booths or automated docking stations, along with the cycle tracks. Here cycles will be available for rent at very nominal costs.
- In April 2015, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had said that Noida would be developed as cycle-friendly city to keep it pollution-free.
- To come at a cost of about Rs. 46 Crore, the cycle track project has been designed by an international engineering consultancy firm with its headquarters in the Netherlands.
- The cycle booths will be put up by an NGO, space for which will be provided by the Noida Authority.
- According to officials, in the first phase, the track, measuring 12.5km, is being laid in Sector 62.
- Next will be of 1.8km, between Sector 62 and Uflex factory crossing.
- Another track measuring 8.9km will be made between sectors 62, 63, 64 and towards Mamura crossing.