Within days of Ludhiana finding place in the list of 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities by the Union government, member of parliament Ravneet Singh Bittu took his first step towards smart Ludhiana by cycling his way to his office and also inaugurated a showroom at Ghumar Mandi on Saturday.
Speaking to the mediapersons Bittu said, “We should not waste our time in meaningless criticism and appealed to all to come together and contribute fruitfully to make Ludhiana a world class city.
The kind of pollution that we have in Ludhiana, the city can never be called a Smart City. The air pollution related diseases are common now with the elderly and the children facing the severe brunt of damage to environment.”To draw the attention of the masses towards this grave problem he embarked upon the idea of using cycle today.
“The coming days will see the city legislators of Congress, block presidents, councillors and the candidates who had fought the council elections going to their respective offices on cycles and also encouraging others to follow suit, he said.
Bittu was accompanied by MLA Bharat Bhushan Ashu, councillors Sanjay Talwar, Narinder Sharma Kala, Sunny Bhalla and industrialists Gurmeet Singh Kular, Ranjodh Singh, Jagatvir Singh Bittu and Surjeet Singh Matharu, he was joined on the way by Ludhiana Peddlers Club president Davinder Nagi.