Committee to make Delhi car-free day a success
Delhi government on Monday formed a 12-member committee to make “Car-Free Day” on October 22 a success.
Under “Aao Ab Bus <g data-gr-id="21">Karein</g>” campaign and its slogan “Jan Parivahan-<g data-gr-id="22">Swasth</g> Jeevan,” the government has decided to organise a cycle rally on October 22 in the morning.
Transport Minister Gopal Rai said the agenda of this campaign focuses on <g data-gr-id="28">use</g> of public transport, one-family-one car, car pooling, cycling, lane driving, checking vehicles on time and walk for daily routine work.
“Before observing ‘Car-Free Day’ on the road stretch between Red Fort and India Gate, DPCC will be asked to check pollution level on this stretch so that we can measure impact of pollution level by the ‘Car-Free Day’,” Rai told reporters here. He said <g data-gr-id="24">government</g> has formed a committee having 12 members from DTC, DIMTS, Delhi Traffic Police, Delhi Police, DMRC, DPCC, PWD, <g data-gr-id="25">MCD,NDMC,</g> ASI, ITDP and EMBARQ.
“We have called the committee’s meeting on October 1 to discuss the preparations of ‘Car-Free Day’. Besides, <g data-gr-id="30">government</g> will also hold a meeting with all MLAs, representatives of different categories on October 9 to make the campaign a success,” he said. The transport minister said that government would observe ‘Car-Free Day’ on the 22nd of every month on different road stretches.
According to plan, <g data-gr-id="23">government</g> will ensure that no car is allowed on this stretch on October 22, a day when people will celebrate Dussehra.
Earlier this month, Rai had directed Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) to bring the state’s taxis and autorickshaws under the purview of ‘PoochO’ app.