The event was flagged off by Rajbir Deswal, additional director general of police, Haryana, Sandeep Khirwar, Gurgaon commissioner of police, and Ironman Abhishek Mishra. All of them took part in the Cyclothan.(Rahul Grover/HT Photo)
The event was flagged off by Rajbir Deswal, additional director general of police, Haryana, Sandeep Khirwar, Gurgaon commissioner of police, and Ironman Abhishek Mishra. All of them took part in the Cyclothan.(Rahul Grover/HT Photo)

Cyclothon 2016 marks a year of car-free day in Gurgaon

Marking a year of the car-free day initiative, hundreds of cyclists pedalled on Sunday to spread awareness about road safety.
By HTC | Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 06:50 AM IST

Marking a year of the car-free day initiative, hundreds of cyclists pedalled on Sunday to spread awareness about road safety. Around 300 cyclists gathered at Huda City Centre Metro station early morning to participate in 30km and 10km tours as part of Cyclothon 2016. The event coincided with the World Car Free Day aimed at increasing sensitivity and awareness about road safety laws.

The event began with a flash mob following which the riders set out on the Cyclothon that passed through the Raahgiri route across Sushant Lok, Golf Course and finally moved towards the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road. The riders returned from the Gurgaon-Faridabad Toll to end their 30km route near Park Plaza Hotel. The 10km fun ride returned from Kachra Chowk, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road.

Along the stretch, schoolchildren displayed posters, paintings and performed street plays about road safety and its essential elements.

The event was flagged off by Rajbir Deswal, additional director general of police, Haryana, Sandeep Khirwar, Gurgaon commissioner of police, and Ironman Abhishek Mishra. All of them took part in the Cyclothan.

“Raahgiri, car-free day, cyclothon are all means to achieve zero road fatalities. We support such initiatives so that they can help create awareness and lead to safer, congestion-free streets in Gurgaon,” Khirwar said.

The event was organised by Cyclothon World in partnership with Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon, Gurgaon Police, NASSCOM, Nagarro and The Raahgiri Foundation.

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By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2021 11:30 PM IST
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Anupam Varma, partner at law firm J Sagar Associates, said the vesting of authority in a state government to decide the qualification, skill, etc, of employees of a private employer will be inimical to the ease of doing business initiatives of the central government.(File photo for representation)
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By HT Correspondent | Agencies, Hindustan Times, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 05, 2021 04:39 AM IST
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Nuh farmers to block Rewasan toll plaza on Saturday

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:03 PM IST
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Women leaders to lead farmers’ protests on March 8

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PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:03 PM IST
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Turnout for Covid vaccination sees a spike; residents face issues during online registration

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
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Speeding truck rams motorbike, kills 20-year-old pillion rider

By HT Correspondent, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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Gadkari sets August 2022 deadline for Dwarka Expressway, shifting toll plaza

By Abhishek Behl, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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Gurugram secures 8th rank in easy living index among cities with less than 1mn population

By Suparna Roy, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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51.1% of total vaccination reported from public facilities

By Archana Mishra, Gurugram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 11:02 PM IST
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