Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is observing the first-ever World Bicycle Day in Newtown today. The United Nations has declared June 3 as World Bicycle Day this year and it will be celebrated globally.
In Newtown, the celebration is more significant as it is the only place in India where the Cycle Sharing Scheme has been introduced and it has become extremely popular.
Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) under the ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs had awarded the scheme introduced by New Town Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) in the Urban Transport category at a function in New Delhi in April.
To mark today’s occasion, cycles have been kept in front of the golf course off Eco Park to be used by the enthusiasts. The ride is free and cycle lovers can take a ride to popularise cycling. Eco Park has a special zone where people come and do cycling and duo cycling as well and it is extremely popular among visitors.
New Town has graded cycle paths and the Cycle Sharing Scheme is becoming popular.
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