Bengaluru, Sept 20: It was an unusual and peaceful day on Sunday, Sept 20 for the residents of HSR Layout in south-east Bengaluru.
For a change, there was no traffic, no pollution and no noise on the otherwise heavily-traffic laden roads of HSR Layout.
Only cycle riding people, playing and enjoying children were seen on the roads, as the entire area came to a life and the streets were reclaimed.
The 31-year-old locality remained close for private vehicles from 6 am to 9 pm. To make the Open Streets-Bengaluru initiative a successful one, Department of Urban Land Transport (DULT), BMTC, traffic police, police department, BMRC, department of forest ecology and environment, tourism department, BBMP and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board joined hands together.
Residents of HSR Layout happily tweeted pics of #NoVehicleDay and #OpenStreets. Here are some pics posted on Facebook and Twitter.
Finally I can hear the sound of silence #NoVehicleDay— Aman Prakash Mohla (@amanmohla) September 20, 2015
No private vehicles allowed in HSR Layout today!— Anoop Narayanan (@anoopan) September 20, 2015
A big thank you to the volunteers of #cycleday @ HSR Layout for giving up their Sunday in order to let residents reclaim streets :-)— Bhavna Kumar (@bhavna_kumar) September 20, 2015