New Delhi, Oct 22: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally here on the capital's first Car Free Day on Thursday, and said travelling needs to be made safe.
Over 100 cyclists joined Kejriwal in the rally held between the 17th century Red Fort in Old Delhi and India Gate, a World War I monument. He was accompanied by his ministers and other bureaucrats.
He said there was too much congestion on Delhi roads that leads to pollution in the city and that people need to step forward to improve the condition.
If we improve bus service & availability in Delhi, will contribute to this movt: Delhi CM speaking on Car Free Day pic.twitter.com/e6l9xijhnd— ANI (@ANI_news) October 22, 2015
Delhi’s first car free day being held, cycle rally from the Red Fort led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. pic.twitter.com/lakyoAEQ59— ANI (@ANI_news) October 22, 2015
Attempt is to spread "Car Free" movt to monthly events at various locations in city to create awareness: Gopal Rai pic.twitter.com/LN1S8S7751— ANI (@ANI_news) October 22, 2015
Some 84 lakh vehicles ply in Delhi every day, contributing to its chaotic traffic and worsening quality of air.
He cited cycling helps all, even a diabetic like himself.
A fellow cyclist Puneet, who is in his 40s, lauded the government's efforts and urged it to hold the rally on Sundays.