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Delhi to Go 'CarFree' On January 22, 2016

Delhi is all set to observe its ‘Car Free Day’ on January 22 by giving up their beloved four-wheel machines for an entire day and opting for cycles/public transport for commuting. All citizens are requested by the Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal to join him in using bicycles to go to work and help in controlling the rising pollution levels of the National Capital. According to Transport Minister of Delhi, Gopal Rai, the government is getting warm response from people for its Car-Free initiatives as this month in Dwarka, Arvind Kejriwal led a cycle rally to kick start the carfree day and A lot of members of IAS, DANICS along with Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma were a part of this rally.He also informed the citizens that the government is working on cycle tracks in the city to add to his initiative.

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There was a 60 percent reduction in pollution level in the area between Red Fort and India Gate when Car-Free Day was observed on October 22. Kejriwal Said, "On January 22, we will organise Car-Free Day across Delhi. I appeal people to go to their offices by cycle or public transport on that day. I will also go to my office on cycle on January 22,”. He added, "If 5-10 per cent of people follow our appeal and use cycle and public transport on January 22, it will also be big achievement for us." Kejriwal also took to social media to spread information about his initiative. He tweeted, "22 Dec-Car free day in East Del. 22 Jan-lets all leave car 4 one day n go office on cycle or public transport. I'll go 2 my office on cycle."

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Source : CarDekho