March 09, 2009

Cycling Through The Heritage and History of Delhi

NEW DELHI: A heritage cycling ride was organised in the heart of the Capital by Delhi Cycling Club on Sunday. The event was supported by Open Planning Project and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy.

The aim of the ride was to promote bicycle as a green, healthy and most sustainable mode of transport and help people learn about the heritage and history of Delhi.

The bicycle journey of around 10 km started from Patel Chowk metro railway station and passed through Rafi Marg, Rajpath, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Rajiv Chowk, Parliament Street before culminating at Patel Chowk.

The cyclists on their way stopped briefly near several historic monuments located in Lutyens’ Delhi such as Parliament House, North and South Blocks, Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, Ugrasen Ki Baoli, Connaught Place and Jantar Mantar.

Speaking on the occasion, Programme Director of ITDP-India Nalin Sinha said: “The uniqueness of the programme is that it provides people an opportunity to leave their motor vehicles behind at home and explore the heritage monuments and history of the city on a bicycle in an interesting, educative and enjoyable way”.

This was the fourth such ride organised by Delhi Cycling Club since 2007.

There was no registration fee and the event was open to cycling enthusiasts and others who are concerned about the environment and climate change.

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Cycling Through The Heritage and History of Delhi

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