Gurugram gets its first cycle track
Gurugram, has become the second city in Haryana after Chandigarh to have its very own dedicated cycling track. The first of its kind track in the city was inaugurated on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti, which was followed by a cyclathon that saw which saw the participation of over 1500 city residents and officials.
The 9.8 kilometre cycle track has been developed by the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) and Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) on both sides of the stretch between the GMDA’s office in Sector 44, near HUDA City Center and Subhash Chowk. The 5 meter wide track will be built on the service lanes on either side of Netaji Subhash Marg.
“The first cyclothon of this year was organised on the occasion of World Car Free Day on September 22 along Golf Course Road. At that time, the idea of building a special cycle track came up,” said VS Kundu, chief executive officer (CEO) of GMDA. ” The 9.8-km-long track has now been set up, and I appeal to all residents of Gurgaon to make full use of it to ensure it does not become a victim to encroachment.”
The CEO also said that all through October, officials and employees of GMDA would use cycles to travel between their homes and workplaces.
The track is the first project under GMDA and MCG’s plan for creating 650 kilometres of dedicated cycle tracks in the city. In its next phase, GMDA is planning on making similar cycle tracks from HCC towards major road networks such as MG Road, Gurgaon-Faridabad Road, Golf Course Road, Golf Course Extension Road, and Signature Towers.