Today is the first Tuesday when the Millennium city Gurgaon is observing a ‘Car Free Day’ from 7 am to 7 pm to encourage the use of public transport. However, there has been a mixed reaction from public about the initiative with many uploading pictures of massive traffic jams at several places in Gurgaon.
At the same time, the move has been hailed as a small-step towards becoming a car-free city.
#CarFreeDay I am roaming around in my Hummer to find the person who is giving car for free!— Sanjay (@SanjayAtPilcrow) September 22, 2015
It’s neither car free day nor break from traffic jams. #carfreeday #Gurgaon pic.twitter.com/NLcqOhAqwB— Tarique Anwer (@tanwer_m) September 22, 2015
I start #CarFreeDay with a puncture. Looks like I really need a lift pic.twitter.com/Zrdzsvncqp— Bhairavi Goswami (@bhairavigoswami) September 22, 2015
September 22 = #CarFreeDay in more than 200 cities in the world.. will you join me in metro ride ? pic.twitter.com/JFj7EDVR5S— kunal (@kunran_82) September 7, 2015
Worldwide, September 22 is observed as Car Free Day. Gurgaon by going car free on Tuesday joined the league of famous cities like Beijing, Washington DC, Paris, Budapest and Indonesia.
Police Commissioner “Navdeep Singh Virk” on #CarFreeDay in #Gurgaon Hats off for such a initiative to @GurgaonPolice1 pic.twitter.com/xRW3F8xYQ8— Neetu Garg (@NeetuGarg6) September 22, 2015
#CarFreeDay Use public transport for a day and let your car rest. Save Environment! pic.twitter.com/3Mw8WxmsQ1— Songdew (@songdewnetwork) September 22, 2015
#CarFreeDay ! Definitely lesser traffic! Great initiative,can do wonders with better planning/partners @GurgaonPolice1 pic.twitter.com/8o5n4Ch1Yo— Ravi Bhaskaran (@rbhaskaran) September 22, 2015
In order to facilitate use of public transport, Rapid Metro decided to increase the frequency of trains to 3 to 3.5 mins which would mean 225 trains and reduced waiting time for users.
Traffic situation on #CarFreeDay still not a pretty picture. #Gurgaon takes small steps to big change. pic.twitter.com/XUzNCMDVMk— NDTVPropertyShow (@NDTVProperty) September 22, 2015
#CarFreeDay & the spirit of @ShuttlApp : Helping Differently able students reach their destination. pic.twitter.com/pHwxdQMwaQ— pankajkankaria (@pankajkankaria) September 22, 2015
Gurgaon says ‘no car on mangalwaar’ with #CarFreeDay , Click to knw how is d response https://t.co/vM4tutLrn1 #Gurgaon #nocar #trafficjams— Oneindia.com (@Oneindia) September 22, 2015
Also, Metro feeder buses are being provided from major metro stations like Huda City Centre, Sikanderpur, Indus Bank Cyber City and from Kapashera border to the major IT hubs of the city.
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Gurgaon Goes Car-Free, All Set To Ban Private Cars In The City Every Tuesday
(With inputs from PTI; Feature image source: Twitter/Arijit Ganguly )