Mangaluru, November 12: ‘Car-free day’ campaign and T-shirt related to it brought out by Mangaluru Bicycle Club was launched by Police Commissioner S Murugan at police commissioner’s office here on Thursday, November 12th.
Police Commissioner Murugan addressing the media said, Car-free day is celebrated in many countries which is a regular practice for them. Mangaluru cannot be a pollution-free city unless people come forward to support this project. ‘Car-free day’ will be observed each month on every second Saturday.
This is a very good project. By tying up with the Mangaluru traffic police department, the ‘Car-free day’ can run smoothly. Number of vehicles are rising in Mangaluru. Every person must rest his or her motor vehicle for at least a day in a month, he said.
Ganesh Nayak, Owner of Jyothi Cycle Company and also convener of Mangaluru Bicycle Club said, a lot of problems are faced by cyclists while riding. They are abused while riding on the road and do not have separate track. Plans are also going on to organize awareness programmes in the educational institutions, he said.
Kishan Bangera, member of Mangaluru Bicycle Club said, the concept of this project is not to promote cycling, but to reduce the traffic and pollution. Many people are waiting to join this project, he said.
On this occasion, Donald Menezes, Sadashiva Rao, were also present among others.