Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Third Car-Free Day Held In Delhi Today

NDTV : "The exercise aimed at encouraging people to use public transport in order to control air pollution saw participation of thousands of people, including schoolchildren and women. A cycle rally as part of the initiative was organised on the route from Laxmi Nagar Metro station to Poorva Sanskritik Kendra via Karkari Modh bridge starting at 8 am.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who attended the event, rode on a bicycle and appealed to the people to take to bicycle-riding as a way of ensuring the success of the odd-even number scheme.

"As pollution is increasing in Delhi, people should opt for public transport. I appeal to the people of Delhi to make the odd-even number scheme a success," said Mr Sisodia, who also relaunched the Poocho app ahead of the launch of the odd-even scheme on January 1.

The app will allow commuters to use their smartphones to book autos and taxis. It enables auto-rickshaws and taxis with GPS to connect to a common server. There are around 80,000 auto-rickshaws and 30,000 taxis plying in the national capital.

Mr Sisodia said that people can call the number 9311900800 for any queries related to the functioning of the app."

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