Delhi to Go ‘Car-Free Day’: Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced that his government will organise ‘Car-Free Day’ across the national capital on January 22, saying he will also cycle to his office that day. Today’s event in Dwarka area kicked off with a cycle rally led by chief minister Kejriwal.

Addressing a gathering at an event of ‘Car-Free Day’ held on the road stretch between Dwarka Sector 3-13 and Sector 7-9, Kejriwal said his government vows to take Car-Free Day from being symbolic to a reality.

The chief minister also appealed to people to forego cars and opt for cycle or public transport to go to their offices. Kejriwal also said that the Aam Aadmi Party government was working on cycle-tracks in the national capital to further bolster the initiative.

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“On January 22, we will organize 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,” Kejriwal said.

“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,” he added.

Transport mnister Gopal Rai on the occasion said the government was getting warm response from people towards its Car-Free initiatives.