Ludhiana: Administration to hold rally to promote cycling

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 08, 2015 18:36 IST

The district administration in association with non-government organisations (NGOs), educational institutes and corporates will organise 'Life Cycle', a cycle rally for promoting cycling and healthy living in the city on Sunday.

The NGOs including Ludhiana Pedallers Club, Ludhiana Cares, schools, colleges, Hero Cycles, Avon Cycles and corporate sector will be a part of this event.

This cycle rally would start at 6am from Guru Nanak Stadium and reach Ferozepur Road Octroi Post before returning to the Guru Nanak Stadium here at 10am.

While addressing a press conference on Wednesday, deputy commissioner Rajat Agarwal said that this is a social event in which all the city residents are invited. He said that cycling is a best exercise and all people should cycle daily because it not only keeps one fit, but also freshens the mind.

Deputy commissioner of police (DCP) Naveen Singla said the city police would make sure that the participants get a smooth ride. He said that if required, regular traffic would be diverted through adjoining roads so that the city residents do not suffer.

Ludhiana municipal corporation (MC) Commissioner GK Singh Dhaliwal said that the cycle track from where the rally would pass, would be repaired.

He said a dedicated cycle track would also be constructed soon at Rakh Bagh, which is in the process of getting revamped. He said that the Nehru Rose Garden in Civil Lines would also be beautified and developed by spending Rs 2 crore. He said that both the projects would be ready by Diwali.

Ranjodh Singh from Ludhiana Pedallers Club said that the entire event has been grouped into different activities, such as cycle rally, cycle stunts, yoga, graffiti, art competition, zumba stall, gatka, fancy dress competition, kite flying besides several others. He said that besides this, food stalls would also be set up.

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