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Car Free Day reduced congestion on Gurgaon roads: Police

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Gurgaon: The Car Free Day (CFD) initiative launched to decongest the roads here has led to around 25 percent reduction in the number of cars on the four corridors in the Millennium City and a 16-20 percent reduction in pollution, a senior police officer said on Friday.

CFD, launched on September 22 and observed every Tuesday, has made the city hassle-free and kept the skies blue, Gurgaon joint commissioner of police (traffic) Bharti Arora said.

Meanwhile, Gurgaon Police plans to hold a cycle rally on October 12 from HUDA City Centre to the Golf Course Road as part of the fourth edition of the CFD on October 13.

A senior police officer said that the rally led by Bharti Arora would involve 300-400 local residents, students and corporates of Gurgaon.

(IANS)

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Capital observes another car free day

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New Delhi: The Delhi Government observed the fourth car free day in the capital on Friday, to counter increased air pollution in the city.This was another step in the car-free initiative which was observed first on 22nd October.

The car-free day was observed from the Vishwavidyalaya’s Gate No 3 to Chhatrasal Stadium red light, a 6 km stretch in north Delhi.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopla Rai said “Next car free day will be organised in south Delhi. We are taking every initiative to bring down the air pollution level in the city through such initiatives.”

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia led a cycle rally along with the teachers and students of the Delhi University.(IANS)

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Delhi marks second car free day and start of ‘Swachh’ campaign

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By Tarun Pratap

New Delhi: Delhi is observing its second car free day on Sunday, November 22. It is being organized between Dwarka sector 3-13 and 7-9 from 8 AM to 4 PM.

On October 22nd, Delhi had its first car-free day and it had successful results as there was 60 per cent decline in Delhi’s pollution.

The other positive was less traffic. People waste so much of time in traffic which is the extra burden on a working person, especially as the traveling time is not counted anywhere.

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people to be a part of the initiative on Twitter. He also declared that next month car free day will be observed in east Delhi areas and on 22nd January, whole Delhi will have car free day.

Today will also mark the start of ‘Swachh Delhi’ campaign. Its mobile app had received 1500 complaints by the morning.

The app was launched to receive complaints. Delhi will have intense cleanliness campaign from 22nd to 30th November. All a user has to do is upload the picture of garbage wherever he sees and the government will t