Dwarka res­i­dents re­claim road for a day

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - Times City - TIMES NEWS NET­WORK

New Delhi: Hundreds of Dwarka res­i­dents as­sem­bled on Sec­tor 6-10 road on Sun­day as they sought to re­claim it from ve­hi­cles to mark the World Car-Free Day. The road was cor­doned off be­tween 4pm and 8pm and turned into a mini-play­ground. There was much song and dance as peo­ple from all age groups took part in a va­ri­ety of pro­grammes, in­clud­ing a puz­zle game and cycling. The event was or­gan­ised by the Fed­er­a­tion of CGHS Dwarka, Dwarka po­lice, traf­fic po­lice and Shuttl (an app-based of­fice shut­tle ser­vice).

“The road fac­ing sec­tor 6 is al­ways crowded and chaotic with heavy ve­hi­cle rush. But, to­day, I could pur­sue my hobby of cycling freely on the road. Events like these should hap­pen reg­u­larly,” a par­tic­i­pant said. “We in­vited DCP, Dwarka, Anto Alphonse, who en­thu­si­as­ti­cally par­tic­i­pated in the cycling event. There were young women from the Po­lice Train­ing School too and they danced and par­tic­i­pated in the puz­zle pro­gramme,” Sudha Sinha, gen­eral sec­re­tary of Fed­er­a­tion of CGHS Dwarka, said.

Due to the lack of mo­torised ac­tiv­ity, the space was left free for peo­ple to walk, play and so­cialise. An­other par­tic­i­pant said that the event helped peo­ple liv­ing nearby to get to know each other.

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