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Thane cycling lane changes track

india Updated: Mar 18, 2010 01:35 IST
Susamma Kurian
Susamma Kurian
Hindustan Times
Thane Municipal Corporation

It was inaugurated in 2007 on a trial basis.

Three years later, the 2-km cycling track at Wagle Estate is in a shambles.

“It is used by hawkers and for parking cars,” said V Ramesh, founder and chief executive officer of Ecomove, a cycling service.

The Thane Municipal Corporation says the track was not successful because it was too short.

The corporation had in December 2008 proposed a longer, 53-km dedicated cycle lane along the city’s service roads and Ghodbunder Road. The state government approved it but it is awaiting sanction from the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

“We have proposed a dedicated, parallel cycle track along Gokhale road, Saket Road and Pokhran Road among others,” said a TMC official requesting anonymity.

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