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A network of cycling pathways that connect Delhi is the newest eco-friendly initiative by DDA
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A network of cycling pathways that connect Delhi is the newest eco-friendly initiative by DDA

Delhiites, it’s time to get those rusty cycles and running shoes out!

Rishabh Pachory

Rishabh Pachory

Often, going to a gym isn't all that fun. The same environment day in and day out gets to you and puts you in a rut. For a break from the gym, Delhiites prefer to go for a jog in a nearby park or a few kilometers of cycling to break the monotony. If you're one of those people, then you'd be glad to know that very soon, there will be dedicated cycling tracks and pedestrian walkways for this exact purpose- to let you get your fitness game on in a new environment everyday.

A network of cycling pathways that connect Delhi is the newest eco-friendly initiative by DDA

What's the update?

As part of DDA's plan to make Delhi a well connected city, their goal is to have an entire corridor that spans across the National Capital. For this, they'll need to connect a plethora of areas through these tracks, which will be mainly used by cyclists and pedestrians.

Currently work along Phase 1 of the project is underway, the length of which is going to be 33 kilometers. Phase 1 will be covering areas such as Tuglaqabad, Greater Kailash, Nehru Place, Delhi Secretariat. Since the ultimate plan is to connect the entire city with such loops of tracks for pedestrians, we can expect many more areas to be connected very soon.

In addition to that, the tracks will also cover major metro stations, high traffic areas, places from where one can get other modes of transport and even residential areas. This will encourage people to skip using their own vehicles and travel to a point, using eco-friendly means and then hop on to public transport.

A network of cycling pathways that connect Delhi is the newest eco-friendly initiative by DDA

Why the need for such pathways?

Basically, with this initiative, the DDA is looking to push the idea of an eco-friendly Delhi while connecting it as well. Clearing out roads and ridding them of traffic, getting more people fit and giving them a chance to embrace nature are just some of the by-products that will come out as a result of this progressive move.

In case you don't have your own a bicycle, then you can also make use of rent-a-bike systems which are present almost all over Delhi now. Making Delhi a cleaner and greener place to live in is now in your hands.