March 07, 2011
On February 27 ITDP and the Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) and Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) organized the Surat Cycle Rally: Pedal for a Green Surat, supported by the Surat traffic police and Kendriya Vidyalaya. Surat MP Darshana Jardosh and Mayor Raju Desai addressed the crowd of 300 cyclists and joined in the 8 km ride. The Deputy Mayor Chhaya Bhuva, Municipal Commissioner S Aparna and ITDP City Program Manager Anuj Malhotra were also present for the rally and ride. The SMC authorities have expressed interest in holding more environmentally friendly events with ITDP in the months ahead.