“Hyderabad is going to set an example of a people friendly green global city with a world public transportation system, non-polluting bicycles and electric vehicle as first/last mile connectivity and exhilarating public spaces” stated HMRL MD NVS Reddy while flagging off the 2nd Chak De India cycling event organised by Hyderabad Cycling Club (HBC) at Gachibowli on Sunday.
While reiterating the commitment of Telangana Government in making Hyderabad a green city with high quality of life, Reddy said it is time to realise that cities would have to be people friendly rather than for cars, and they would have to be redesigned for all sections of society to own it up and enjoy. He stated that HMRL, HBC and UN Habitat would set up around 300 bike stations and around 10,000 state-of-the-art bikes and e-bikes wherein the users would be able to use their swipe card to utilise these facilities, make cycling a happy experience and make Hyderabad the largest Public Bike Sharing System in the world.
The HMRL MD appealed to the corporates and participants and people of Hyderabad to support the cause and make cycling a habit to reduce the vehicular pollution and enhance the air quality of this historic and wonderful city and make it more eco as per the vision of Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao.
Later participating in the concluding function of the event, Special Chief Secretary (MA&UD) MG Gopal stated that Telangana Government will make every effort to create safe bicycle paths in Hyderabad and other cities of Telangana. Transport Commissioner Sandeep Sulthania, Former Mayor Adelaide & Urban Futurist Stephen Yarwood and Hyderabad Cycling Club Chairman DV Manohar participated in the event. (INN)