Samajwadi government promoting cycle in all possible ways : Chief Minister
State Government will seriously consider suggestions of the Industrial World to promote Cycles
Cycles a symbol of youth, hard working people, farmers and soldiers
Owing to efforts of the Samajwadi’s, no body now feels ashamed of cycling
State Government has adopted separate safe pathways for both pedestrians and cyclists
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mr. Akhilesh Yadav has said that cycle was a multi-purpose vehicle which was being promoted by the Samajwadi government in all possible ways. It is because of the state government that people no longer feel ashamed on cycling, he further added while exhorting industry captains to come forward with suggestions to promote bicycles in a big way.
The Chief Minister was today speaking after inaugurating the two-day National Cycle Mela -2015 at Moti Mahal lawns where he said that cycle symbolized youth, farmers, hard-working people and sepoys and that it was considered a vehicle of the poor. He pointed out that cycle was being extensively used in developed countries as a mode of transport. In London in fact, he said a separate super highway for cycles has been constructed but rued that in our country there existed no such planning. The state government, Mr. Yadav said however had adopted a separate safety pathway scheme for pedestrians and cyclists, Cycle tracks are being developed in many cities and Agra and Lucknow are being developed as cycle-friendly cities.
The Chief Minister stated that the state government was working for all-round development of the state and while it was promoting cycling in a big way, work was also underway on Lucknow Metro Rail and the dairy sector was also being encouraged. Similarly free laptops were being distributed to students and expressways were also being built, Mr. Yadav said. Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated the event by lighting the ceremonial lamp. He also inspected the stalls put up by entrepreneurs. Also present on the occasion were Political Pensions Minister Mr. Rajendra Chowdhary, legislator Ajay Kapoor, a large number of cycle manufacturers, industrialists and dignitaries.