Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.
Back from a week-long trip to study how people in the Netherlands embraced cycling as a major mode of transport, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has asked officials to prepare a time-bound programme to set up cycle tracks and stands in select cities and tourist hubs in an effort to control pollution and ease congestion on roads.
Sanjeev Saran, principal secretary for infrastructure and industrial development, said cycling tracks will be necessarily built in new cities.
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