Rajkot, Jul 11 (UNI) To beat the hike in fuel prices, students of Bharatiya Vidyalaya, Porbandar in Gujarat have decided to use bicycle at least twice a week.
National Social Service Programme Officer of the school A C Kakkad told UNI that principal Keyurbhai Joshi had urged the students and staff members to use bicycles instead of motorcycles to curtail the use of petrol.
According to Mr Kakkad, out of 450 students of the school, nearly 50 students and 25 staff members used motorcycles every day.
The students and staff members have accepted the plea and decided to use bicycles on Tuesdays and Saturdays, twice a week, he added.
Beside saving fuel, the students will also be able to do physical exercise by riding bicycles, Mr Kakkad said.
Earlier, doctors in Surat implemented this novel idea, soon after the Union government had increased the diesel and petrol prices by three and five rupees per litre.
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