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Now, locals can give feedback on holding car-free day on March 20

With an aim to get feedback from the city residents on holding car-free day on March 20, the UT administration has started an online poll from Wednesday. The poll lines will be open till March 11. The residents can vote in favour or against holding the car-free day on March 20 on www.mygov.in .

punjab Updated: Mar 04, 2016 13:40 IST
HT Correspondent
Punjab

With an aim to get feedback from the city residents on holding car-free day on March 20, the UT administration has started an online poll from Wednesday. The poll lines will be open till March 11. The residents can vote in favour or against holding the car-free day on March 20 on www.mygov.in .

The administration has started the online voting on www. mygov.in do you support car-free day to be held in Chandigarh on March 20 today and got about 25 votes till evening and all of them were in favour of observing car-free day.

The administration in consultation with neighbouring SAS Nagar and Panchkula authorities concerned had decided to postpone the first car-free day from February 28 to March 13 and now to March 20.

The car-free day will be mandatory for all city residents. Only a section of residents that is senior citizens, cars carrying patients, emergency vehicles such as ambulances, police vehicles, fire department would be exempted. All kinds of buses would be allowed to ply.

Moreover, the inter-state transit passenger buses will also be allowed to ply. The commuters coming from outside the city and going to some other state from outer roads will also be allowed. But the commuters in transit will have to give valid reason that they are crossing the city and will be issued a transit permit to pass from the city.

A road map and plan for the car-free day will also be issued in the newspapers, radio and other mass mediums and shared online on www.mygov.in to seek feedback and suggestions.