World Bicycle Day: Lack of devoted tracks a significant deterrent for cycle lovers in Amritsar

World Bicycle Day: Lack of devoted tracks a significant deterrent for cycle lovers in Amritsar

Tribune Information Service

Charanjit Singh Teja

Amritsar, June 3

Biking has emerged as individuals’s favorite exercise within the latest years and lots of could be seen pedalling on roads to maintain themselves match. Nevertheless, lack of devoted cycle tracks is a significant hurdle for biking lovers.

Walkers utilizing biking monitor

  • Cyclists on the Trillium Mall monitor usually are not ready to make use of the biking monitor because the aged use it throughout their morning and night walks. Walkers want to stroll contained in the biking monitor for their very own security. Therefore cyclists are compelled to remain outdoors because the aged stroll contained in the monitor.
  • Karan, a bike owner mentioned: “The morning and night walkers enter the monitor for his or her walks, so it’s not doable to cycle contained in the monitor. We keep away from utilizing it out of respect for the aged.”
  • On being requested, the aged mentioned: “The biking monitor is secure for strolling. There’s sufficient house outdoors the biking monitor.”

There are a number of choices to assemble cycle tracks equivalent to close to the banks of UBDC canal however as of now, there may be solely a 2-km lengthy monitor close to the Trillium Procuring Mall.

Beneath the Good Metropolis initiatives, the administration had proposed a devoted cycle monitor community spanning 23.2 km throughout the town. It’s estimated at a value of Rs 19.22 crore. Beneath this, two sorts of tracks will probably be laid with ample width. On slender roads, epoxy paint markings will probably be there on the floor to point biking path. The biking monitor will probably be arrange on the Round Highway alongside the walled metropolis, Ranjit Avenue, Islamabad space, Maqbool Highway and the Mall Highway. Linking of residential areas with academic institutes such because the Guru Nanak Dev College (GNDU) and Khalsa School, public parks, Gobindgarh Fort goes to be one of many principal options. It’ll provide simple accessibility to cyclists.

Initially, a 2.5km monitor at Ranjit Avenue was constructed below the Good Metropolis pilot mission. Equally, a biking monitor inside Sakatri Bagh can be below development.

Within the absence of another mode of transport, individuals desirous to undertake biking as a wholesome and an eco-friendly choice are nonetheless awaiting a devoted cycle monitor within the metropolis. Docs and environmentalists, too, are urging individuals to undertake biking to keep away from site visitors congestion.

“There are a number of tracks introduced by the federal government up to now below the Good Metropolis mission. Some proposed tracks are below development. Devoted tracks ought to be accessible alongside all roads like these accessible in Chandigarh. In any other case, most of the people is not going to take to biking on a routine. The infrastructure ought to be developed, in order that cyclists really feel secure. The town administration is simply specializing in these cyclists, who’ve adopted it for health,” mentioned Dr Gurpreet Singh, a bike owner.

A cycle rally being flagged off from India Gate to Khandwala to mark World Bicycle Day in Amritsar on Friday.

Lowering air pollution on their thoughts…

Amritsar: On the event of World Bicycle Day, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Amritsar, below the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports activities, in collaboration with the district administration organised a bicycle rally from India Gate to Khandwala Chowk right here on Friday. Greater than 150 individuals participated within the rally. Cycles had been adorned with tri-coloured balloons and flags. The thought of decreasing air pollution by utilizing cycles was promoted with the spirit of patriotism and nationalism. Harpreet Singh, SDM-II, Amritsar, was the chief visitor. The programme began with the nationwide anthem adopted by a efficiency of a workforce from Northern Zone Cultural Centre. They introduced a avenue play on the theme of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. After this, district youth officer of Nehru Yuva Kendra, Amritsar, Aakanksha, honoured the chief visitor and different visitors, after which the bicycle rally was flagged off. TNS

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