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Updated: March 19, 2012 10:18 IST

Cycle your way to good health

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Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy after enjoys cycle ride oganised by Hyderabad Cycling Club in Hyderabad on Sunday.
PTI Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy after enjoys cycle ride oganised by Hyderabad Cycling Club in Hyderabad on Sunday.

‘Bicyclone' launched at Necklace Road

‘Bicyclone' was delayed by an hour or so but it did not dampen the early morning risers with their bicycles to hit the Necklace road kept free for them exclusively in first such event in the capital.

The event initiated jointly by GHMC and Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) saw Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Mayor Majid Hussain, Commissioner M.T. Krishna Babu and others joining the decent number of bicycle enthusiasts in cycling for a distance on the stretch.

In fact, Mr. Hussain and Mr. Krishna Babu even cycled till the Sanjeeviah Park from the People's Plaza and showed that they are fit and healthy . The Chief Minister hailed the programme and wanted it to be propagated further among the citizens for making Hyderabad clean and healthy.

The government would support such initiatives to the municipal corporation, he said.

The Mayor sought the government's help so that GHMC can do a much better job in the capital's upkeep.

Organisers have reserved the Necklace Road from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. for the pedestrians and cyclists every Sunday and 100 bicycles are available for free till the month end. Later, a fee will be charged. Ten other roads too have been chosen for such an initiative and are likely to be rolled out in the days to come.

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Good Job ! govt should encourage cycling in twin cities to reduce traffic and reward should be given(like carbon credits) to those who commute to office from home by cycle.

from:  Kranthikumar
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 10:12 IST

Awesome efforts! In Netherlands, specially Rotterdam (which I have visited personally) people have more bicycles as compared to all other vehicles. It makes environment healthy, people healthy and hospitals empty!! However the same initiative in Pune city has completely failed, despite having dedicated bicycle lanes.

Thus a determined government with help of traffic police can achieve this beautiful initiative.

from:  Himanshu
Posted on: Mar 20, 2012 at 10:09 IST

Cycling does more harm than good in polluted air. Check the pollution level, suspended particles, before you think of cycling. Govt should first, atleast in parallel,initiate process of improving air quality.

from:  sangath
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 22:37 IST

Great work! Cycling is good for health. Allowing cyclists only early in the morning is a great move. It should be implemented all across the twin cities.

from:  SG
Posted on: Mar 19, 2012 at 12:34 IST
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