To create awareness about public transport, the Rapid Metro Operator organised a rapid walk in the Millennium City on Sunday. The four-km walk was to motivate the residents to walk to the nearest Metro station in order to promote better health and also to reduce the number of vehicles on the road.
The events began at 8.30am. People from various NGO's, hospitals, institutes participated in the event. More than 1,600 people participated in the walk.
The walk was lead by former Asian marathon champion Sunita Godara.
The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar also participated in the walk. "This walk is a campaign to promote public transport, walking, cycling and thus improving the quality of life in cities. It will raise awareness about problems faced by pedestrians and cyclists on the roads," said Sanjiv Rai, managing director of Rapid MetroRail Gurgaon Ltd (RMGL).
The proceeds from the event will be used for developing encroachment-free clean footpaths, street lighting, planting trees along the roads and organising campaigns for better biking, walking and public transport in Gurgaon. Rapid Metro Phase-I will be five-km long with six stations, he added.
The promoters of Rapid metro believe in encouraging environmentally sustainable transport solutions, said Rai.
Chief guest Praveen Kumar said that such type of walk will not only motivate people to use public transport but will also lead to the improvement of traffic condition of the city. It was a campaign to promote public transport and walking and thus improving the quality of life in cities.