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Prabhu pitches for developing special cycle lanes in cities

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Commerce and Industry Prabhu Friday pitched for developing special lanes for cyclists in cities, saying use of bicycles has multiple benefits for and health.

"In city planning, there is a need to focus on cyclists. We must have special lanes for bicycles and pedestrian," he said.

He was speaking at a Teri programme - Benefits of in India: An economic, and social assessment - here.

Promoting cycle as an important means of has multiple benefits for environment, health and economy, the noted.

"It will also help in reducing emission of green house gases and help controlling air pollution, which is a major problem in Delhi," he added.

Prabhu also said that the ministry has set up a council for promoting and exports of bicycles.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 12:30 IST