4th Car-Free Day to be held near DU’s North Campus on Jan 22

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New Delhi | January 14, 2016 10:51 PM

The fourth Car-free Day will be held near North Campus of Delhi University, a drive which is aimed at encouraging people to use public transport to bring down rising pollution level in the national capital.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the next Car-Free Day will be held between Delhi Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station and Chhatrasal Stadium in North Delhi on January 22 which will also witness a cycle rally. (Reuters)Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the next Car-Free Day will be held between Delhi Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station and Chhatrasal Stadium in North Delhi on January 22 which will also witness a cycle rally. (Reuters)

The fourth Car-free Day will be held near North Campus of Delhi University, a drive which is aimed at encouraging people to use public transport to bring down rising pollution level in the national capital.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said that the next Car-Free Day will be held between Delhi Vishwavidyalaya Metro Station and Chhatrasal Stadium in North Delhi on January 22 which will also witness a cycle rally.

The AAP government had organised such event from Laxmi Nagar Metro Station to Nirman Vihar Metro station which also saw participation of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and his other cabinet colleagues.

Rai today held a meeting with all stakeholders, including traffic police, RWAs, transport department and others on the preparation of fourth Car-Free Day.

“As the next Car-Free Day is scheduled to be held near Delhi University, students and teachers of colleges will be in an active role on January 22. The event will be held from 8 AM to 4 PM.

“Traffic Police has been asked to prepare a detailed plan on route diversion so that people won’t have to face problems that day,” the transport minister said.

On November 22 last year, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal while participating in the second Car-Free Day in Dwarka had announced that the event to be held on January 22 will be held across the national capital and he would also cycle to his office that day.

“Government was to hold Car-Free Day across Delhi, but due to implementation of odd-even scheme, we had to defer it,” Rai added.

He thanked Chief Justice of India T S Thakur for supporting the odd-even scheme.
Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court today refused urgent hearing of a petition challenging the AAP government’s notification on odd-even scheme to curb pollution in the city and the subsequent Delhi High Court decision which upheld it.

Terming the petition as a “publicity stunt”, a bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur said, “There is no urgency in the matter. Let it come up in due course.”

“On the behalf of the entire Delhi Cabinet, I would like to thank CJI for supporting odd-even scheme which is aimed at bringing down rising pollution level in the national capital,” Rai added.

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