Delhi to get India's first elevated Cycle Track
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Delhi to get India's first elevated Cycle Track

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Delhi to get India's first elevated Cycle Track

Delhi is known for its major traffic jams and also a highly polluted city. Being a largely populated city, space has always been a major constraint on the roads. To drive a change, the Delhi government has announced a proposal for India’s first elevated cycle track.

The elevated cycle track will have a solar panelled roof which will not only in help in generating electricity to power the lights for the track but also a shelter from sun and rain for the cyclists. The proposal for this project is quoted to be costing Rs.50 crore and has been sent to the Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure (planning & engineering) Centre (UTTIPEC) for it to be assessed and approved.

Delhi to get India's first elevated Cycle Track
Delhi to get India's first elevated Cycle Track

Speaking at the press announcement of this project, officials from Delhi’s PWD department said ‘’The elevated cycle track will be 6-km long and 20-feet wide, starting from Satpula drain (Press Enclave Road, Saket) to Barapullah (Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium) and will run through areas such as Sheikh Sarai, Panchsheel Enclave, Siri Fort, Andrews Ganj, Lajpat Nagar and Defence Colony.‘’ This track will also have stations in between with benches to sit and relax for the cyclists and there are also various activities planned to promote cycling around the area of this elevated track.

Conclusion

If all the approvals come through, this project will kick start this year and will be ready for public use by 2018. With an already increasing number of cyclists in the capital, this elevated cycle track will get more people to take up cycling as a regular mode of transport.

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