Dwarka residents reclaim road for a day
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.