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Citizens in Bhubaneswar pedal to take on ‘Cycles4Change’ Challenge

Around one thousand cycling enthusiasts from the smart city today thronged the Shishu Bhavan square to take on the ‘Cycles4Change’ challenge, a joint initiative of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL).

The event was organised to promote cycling as a means of transport in the city. As a part of the initiative, cyclists from different parts of the city pedalled from Sishubhavan square to Dhauli, a stretch of around 12 kms.

Bhubaneswar was one of the 95 cities in India to have registered for the India Cycles4Change Challenge. The campaign is an initiative of Smart Cities Mission of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry to promote cycling.

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“Bhubaneswar has good scope for cycling on city roads. We already have a vast cycling track and a dedicated public bicycle sharing system. Because of COVID outbreak it went into a dormant phase. Now, we want to revive it and take it to the next level. We want to request the citizens to dedicate every Friday cycling voluntarily,” BMC Commissioner Prem Chandra Choudhury said.

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