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Recognition for Hyderabad Cycling Project at UN meet

Hyderabad: The United Nations Habitat III conference has recognised Hyderabad Cycling Project amongst the 20 best social projects in the world, a cycling club official said on Tuesday.

Hyderabad Bicycling Club and All India Bicycling Federation Chairman D.V Manohar told reporters here that the Hyderabad Cycling Project got this recognition at the conference held at Quito, Ecuador.

The conference finalised world’s new urban agenda for the next 20 years – 2016 to 2036).

Manohar, who is also a board member of World Cycling Alliance (WCA), Brussels said it was a matter of great pride for Hyderabad and Telangana.

Manohar, who was accompanied by N.V.S. Reddy, Managing Director, Hyderabad Metro Rail, said HBC stations as first and last mile connectivity for Metro rail will help Hyderabad in reducing pollution. This is expected to reduce carbon dioxide levels by 2500 tonnes and emission levels by 35 percent.

Manohar said all 63 Metro stations will have two bicycle stations each and there will be total 300 bicycle stations in the city.

Hyderabad Cycling Project is expected to clock 20 mn cycling trips per annum. “We want to accelerate the Project and implement it quickly in Hyderabad and replicate the same in other cities, to avoid the grave situation being faced by cities like Delhi,” Manohar said.

–IANS