Municipal Commissioner G. Ravi Babu peddled a bicycle along with members of walkers association, students and civic officials from Indira Gandhi Municipal Corporation Stadium to Benz Circle and back, as part of a campaign to promote cycling among general public and to spread awareness on the vehicular pollution here on Friday.
Speaking to media persons, Mr. Babu said that the corporation had earmarked Friday as cycling day in a week and felt happy that the message was reaching out to many citizens. “We have set up cycle distribution points in the city where you can get a cycle by producing your identity card. You can use a cycle for an hour and return it back,” he added.
The Commissioner said that the high school managements were asked to form groups of students and allot a day in a week for them to use bicycles. “In this way we can make sure of students using cycles for a day in a week which will help them tone up physically and also reduce toxic pollution,” he pointed out.
Members of Walkers' Association exhorted the youngsters to take up cycling and save the earth from global warming. Corporation Chief Engineer G. Kondala Rao, City Planner Chakrapani, Executive Engineer J.V. Ramakrishna,
Deputy Educational Officer Durga Prasad, Assistant Medical Officer Z. Srinivasa Rao, Environmental Engineer T. Smitha Bhanu along with Active Bicyclers Association V. Satyanarayana took part in the event.