Ab ‘bus’ karen: Delhi has its first car-free day

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Cyclists participated in a rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg to mark Delhi's first ‘Car-Free Day’, launched by the government in its ‘Ab Bas Kare’ initiative, on Thursday. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Cyclists participated in a rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg to mark Delhi's first ‘Car-Free Day’, launched by the government in its ‘Ab Bas Kare’ initiative, on Thursday. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia, along with other ministers participated in a cycle rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg, leading Delhi's first car-free day. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia, along with other ministers participated in a cycle rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg, leading Delhi's first car-free day. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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More than 100 cyclists, including ministers from the Delhi government, took out a rally to mark the national Capital’s first ‘Car-Free Day’ on Thursday. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

More than 100 cyclists, including ministers from the Delhi government, took out a rally to mark the national Capital’s first ‘Car-Free Day’ on Thursday. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Delhi MLA Alka Lamba also participated in the cycle rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg, a five kilometre stretch generally prone to traffic. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Delhi MLA Alka Lamba also participated in the cycle rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg, a five kilometre stretch generally prone to traffic. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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The first ‘Car-Free Day’ was launched in national Capital with cyclists taking out a rally at 7am, till 12 in the afternoon. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

The first ‘Car-Free Day’ was launched in national Capital with cyclists taking out a rally at 7am, till 12 in the afternoon. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Women cyclists take ‘selfies’ with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia during the cycle rally in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Women cyclists take ‘selfies’ with chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and deputy CM Manish Sisodia during the cycle rally in Delhi. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Delhi chief secretary KK Sharma rides a bicycle at the Capital’s first ‘Car-Free Day’ rally, aimed at encouraging citizens to use public and environment-friendly modes of transportation. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Delhi chief secretary KK Sharma rides a bicycle at the Capital’s first ‘Car-Free Day’ rally, aimed at encouraging citizens to use public and environment-friendly modes of transportation. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Delhi government made parking arrangements at Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, India Gate and near Supreme Court for Thursday’s ‘Car-Free Day’ to make it easier for participants. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Delhi government made parking arrangements at Red Fort, Chandni Chowk, India Gate and near Supreme Court for Thursday’s ‘Car-Free Day’ to make it easier for participants. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Miniser Imrran Hussan and other MLA's participated in a cycle rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Miniser Imrran Hussan and other MLA's participated in a cycle rally from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

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Delhi government said the 22nd day of every month will host a car-free day in the national Capital, an initiative to encourage users to opt for public or environment-friendly modes of transportation. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

Delhi government said the 22nd day of every month will host a car-free day in the national Capital, an initiative to encourage users to opt for public or environment-friendly modes of transportation. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)

UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2015 02:48 PM IST
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