The Times of India: "DURGAPUR: In a first for Bengal, private vehicles in Burdwan district will go off the road on December 15 without a bandh call by any political party. The decision to observe it as car-free day was taken at an administrative meeting in Durgapur on Thursday. Only public transport such as buses and commercial vehicles like trucks will ply that day.
"Of 300,000 two and four-wheeler vehicles registered in the district, 200,000 will be off the road on December 15, a Tuesday. We will soon issue a government notification to this effect.