Mohali to have cycle lanes: the Tribune India
Tribune press service
Mohali, October 30
The finance and contracts committee (F&CC) of the municipality has given its agreement here for the construction of a cycle path in the city. The panel also allocated Rs81 lakh for the first phase of the project.
A meeting to this effect was held today under the chairmanship of Mayor Amarjeet Singh Jeeti Sidhu. During the meeting, the project was approved and the cost estimate passed.
The mayor, along with Deputy Mayor Kuljit Singh Bedi, also visited the road where the cycle path would be built as part of the first phase.
Disclosing details, Jeeti Sidhu said that traffic in Mohali is continuously increasing and as a result, the number of road accidents involving cyclists is also increasing. He said that to avoid such incidents, a quote was adopted at the F&CC meeting for the construction of a cycle path.
He said the cycle path would be built from the industrial zone, phase 8B, on the airport road to Mohali village via Spice Chowk at a cost of Rs 81 lakh.
The mayor said a large number of industrial workers on bicycles used the road, which also experienced heavy traffic. He similarly said that a large number of bicycle workers also reach this road from Balongi side. For their safety, it had become necessary to build a cycle path.
Jeeti Sidhu said that after the Covid epidemic, health-conscious people also started cycling to stay in shape, but the increase in traffic created problems for them. “This cycle path will facilitate safe driving,” he added. He said that there were also cycling clubs in Mohali which demanded the construction of bicycle lanes. He said that after the completion of the first phase, cycle paths will be built throughout the city.
Areas to be covered in phase 1 of the project
- Mayor Amarjeet Singh Jeeti Sidhu said the cycle path will be built from the industrial zone, phase 8B, on the airport road to Mohali village via Spice Chowk.
- He said a large number of industrial workers riding bicycles used this road, which also witnessed heavy traffic. Jeeti Sidhu similarly said that a large number of bicycle workers also reached this road from Balongi side.
- The cycle path will also benefit those who practice cycling to keep in shape.
- The mayor said that after the completion of the first phase, cycle paths will be built throughout the city.