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MoHUA HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA’S TOP 11 CYCLING PIONEERS

MoHUA HAS ANNOUNCED INDIA’S TOP 11 CYCLING PIONEERS

Context

Across the country, 11 cities have been awarded by the Government of India with the prestigious title of being the top 11 Cycling Pioneers of India.

11 Cities:

  • 11 cities are Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Pimpri-Chinchwad, Rajkot, Surat, Chandigarh, Kohima, Nagpur, New Town Kolkata, Vadodara and Warangal.

Key Highlights:

  • These cities will receive Rs 1 crore each to scale up their cycling initiatives by the Union government as part of the India Cycles4Change Challenge.
  • A jury consisting of national and international transport experts selected the 11 cities out of the 25 shortlisted places.
  • Four cities namely Gurugram, Jabalpur, Aurangabad, and Silvassa received a special mention by the jury for the efforts put in by them in testing the pilot initiatives of the challenge.
  • The first Challenge report and an Online Exhibition showing the cycling journey of the cities were also released.
  • The second season of this Challenge will start from the month of August 2021 and the Smart Cities, cities with a population of over 5 lakh and capital cities will be able to send their applications.
  • The top 25 cities will go to the next stage where they will embed various policies, city-wide plans and dedicated departments will be set up for furthering the cycling revolution of India.

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