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With a motive to reduce the city’s carbon footprint and initiate a healthier habit; CM Fadnavis has approved a cycle track for Mumbaikars from Marine Drive to Worli.
What Is It?
Early morning, imagine yourself on your bike right beside the sea and taking in fresh air in your system. It is going to happen soon as the city is going to get a 12 km long cycling track from Marine Drive to Worli via Haji Ali.
CM Devendra Fadnavis has given his approval for the same, only keeping in mind that this will help reduce the city’s carbon footprint, reduce traffic and will promote a healthier living amongst people. The project is going to be called ‘ Green wheels along blue lines’ and is said to cost around 300 crore rupees along with water pipelines in the suburban area.
It is said to be a three-phased track from NCPA to Wilson College; Wilson College to Haji Ali; Haji Ali till the start of the Worli Sea Link. This 12-km track (one way) on either side of the road will be marked with bright green paint.
As of now it is open only for weekends and also this is just the beginning!
There is a lot of discussion about how corporates also need to change to accept cycling into their work culture. It can be easily done by providing shower and parking facilities for cyclists. Also emission levels have gone up in the city and if we are not careful now, we will go soon be competing with Delhi, which is not very proud.
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Nature is giving us alarms and its high time we notice it and takes measures.
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