And BMC staff cycle to work for saving environs

Pledge to use bicycle every Friday

Central Chronicle News :
Bhilai, Jun 07: Has anybody paid heed to the Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel’s call to maximise the use of bicycle or not is yet to be ascertained, but the BMC staff definitely understood the importance of his appeal and became the first to have agreed, when a number of officers and workers cycled their way to office on Friday.
The Chief Minister had made this appeal on the World Bicycle Day that falls two days ahead of the World Environment Day. On the same day the BMC Commissioner SK Sundarani used a bicycle to ride all the way to office and on reaching office explained the staff the positive effect that it has on the health as well as environment. On World Environment Day, Mayor and MLA Bhilai Nagar Devendra Yadav led an awareness rally on bicycle from Globe Square Sector 10 to Manav Sewa Parisar, Sector -09 to deliver a message to make the city pollution free. Cycling not only helps in keeping one physically fit, but it also brings mental well being, and is a humble initiative towards pollution-free, recued traffic congestion in city. Following this the Corporation officials and staff got inspired to use bicycle. They pledged to at least use bicycle on Friday to reach office instead of fuel driven vehicles.
With burgeoning population, increase in pollution and rising temperature cannot be denied and in this situation use of bicycle can be a great means in the direction of a pollution-free city. There was a time when cycle used to be the means of transport on a large scale but with people becoming more and more dependent on luxury, the cycles took a back seat. It was on World Bicycle Day that the Commissioner had suggested the BMC staff to use cycle at least once in a week, on which the staff selected Friday as the bicycle day for office. Among those who reached office on a bicycle were Deputy Commissioner Ashok Dwivedi and TP Lehre, PC Sarva, Murthy Sharma, Executive Engineer RK Sahu, Health Officer Dharmendra Mishra, Priyanka Rao, Sanjay Sharma, Ajay Shukla and various other employees of the corporation.

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