Corporate offices in the city will soon be asked to install cycle stands within their premises and encourage use of cycles among their employees for commuting short distances and for work.
Joint commissioner of police (HQ) Saurabh Singh organised a meeting on Monday evening to discuss measures for car-free day this Tuesday. The officials discussed how more schools, corporate offices and residents in Gurgaon can be encouraged to give up cars once a week and use non-motorised and public transport.
The car-free day this Tuesday may be a bit low-key than usual as new officers have taken over the reins of the traffic police department as well as that of the event.
The team plans to focus on the Cyber City stretch this week.
A team of police personnel as well as corporate executives will organise a cycle rally on Tuesday morning from Gateway Tower in DLF Cyber City to Nagarro software building along the expressway. The joint commissioner will inaugurate the newly-constructed cycle stand at Nagarro office.
“At car-free day this week, we are focusing on increasing facilities for cyclists. This is why we are asking corporate offices to have cycle stands. Traffic officials will also be more sensitive to the cyclists on roads every day,” Singh said.
Several schools and residents’ welfare associations (RWAs) are participating in the event for the first time this week.
The police will focus more on parts of DLF Cyber City and will take strict action against those parking their vehicles on the roadside.
A number of schools have been actively campaigning in support of car free Tuesdays in the city. These include The Sri Ram School-Aravali, Gems International School, Lotus Valley International School and Scottish High School.