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Gurgaon Flags Off 'Car-Free Day' Today

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| September 22 , 2015 , 10:49 IST
Gurgaon on Tuesday flaged off 'Car-Free Day' in a bid to go green and ease traffic congestion by encourgaing people to use alternate modes of transportation.car free day gurgaon The initiative which is being implemented on the occasion of World Car Free Day - observed on September 22 every year- will be enforced every Tuesday from 7 am to 7 pm. Joint Commissioner of Police Bharti Arora had 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. "There is a lot of enthusiasm. We hope people shun their cars and turn to public transport,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bharti Arora. 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. Gurgaon Police have sourced 20 cranes from MCG and DLF, which will be employed equally in all four 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, the official said.