Bhubaneswar, Dec 11 (LocalWire): In an attempt to maintain ambient environment standard and reduce vehicular pollution, the city administration comprising Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCL), Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to observe ‘no vehicle day’ once a week.
All employees, including outsourced staff, have been requested to come to office on Friday either by pedalling their way or by walking to office. The non-motorized initiative will come into force from 13 December, said officials.
‘The initiative is a step towards creating sustainable Smart Cities and contributing for a better city environment and indirectly putting micro efforts towards better world environment and lessening the burden arising due to global warming and climate change,’ said Chief Executive Officer of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited Prem Chandra Chaudhary.
‘Cycling can be developed with a 360-degree approach. I am very happy about BSCL, BDA and BMC for asking their employees to come to office on cycle every Friday. Learning from this other government organisations and corporate houses should also come forward and replicate the idea for a better and sustainable city,’ Secretary, Bhubaneswar Cycling and Adventure Club, Ajay Nanda said.