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Gurgaon observes ‘Car Free Day’

New Delhi :The Gurgaon traffic police on Tuesday took an initiative to free the city roads from traffic and pollution.

Today they observed the ‘Car-Free Day’ in a bid to free the city roads from congestion and encourage people to use alternate modes of transportation.

The initiative was implemented on the World Car Free Day, which is observed on September 22.

The city celebrated ‘Car Free Day’ (CFD), an initiative by Gurgaon Administration which is organized by Gurgaon Traffic Police and Gurgaon Municipal Corporation with support from NASSCOM, Embarq India, Raahgiri Foundation and Rapid Metro.

Joint Commissioner of Police Bharti Arora said that with one lakh new cars being registered every year in Gurgaon, this was the best time for the city to take up the ‘Car Free’ challenge.

While the whole of Gurgaon will celebrate this initiative from 7 am to 7 pm every Tuesday, four major IT corridors have been identified to make the campaign more concentrated ? DLF Cyber City, Cyber Park area, Golf Course Road and Electronic City- which have the heaviest traffic flow in the city.

The move will be enforced by the Gurgaon Police who have sourced 20 cranes from MCG and DLF, which will be employed equally in all 4 corridors to tow away cars parked on roadsides and taken to Leisure Valley Park.

The only parking available would be those at Cyber Park and other institutional and commercial parking spaces.

Rapid Metro has decided to increase the frequency of trains to 3-3.5 mins which would mean 225 trains and reduced waiting time for users.

Feeder buses will be provided from major metro stations like Huda City Centre, Sikanderpur, Indus Bank Cyber City and from Kapashera border to the major IT hubs of the city, Arora said.