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Traffic police set up cycle brigade in city

Move aimed at promoting green ride22 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

CHANDIGARH:In an innovative move to promote cycling and encourage cyclists to use cycle tracks, the UT Traffic Police have constituted their own cycle brigade to sensitise people.

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, August 21

In an innovative move to promote cycling and encourage cyclists to use cycle tracks, the UT Traffic Police have constituted their own cycle brigade to sensitise people. Riding bicycles, police personnel will also penalise motorists driving vehicles on cycle tracks.

They will ride across the city and educate cyclists about the benefits of using the cycle tracks. “The move will help promote cycling in the city,” said a police official.

They will don safety gears, including the helmet, and ask other cyclists to follow suit. A police official said vehicles being driven on cycle tracks was rampant in the city and this violation would also be checked by the cycle brigade of the traffic police. “In a bid to avoid traffic snarls, motorists are often seen driving on cycle tracks, especially on Udyog Path,” the police official added.

The brigade would also conduct a road safety audit of the cycle tracks. “They will ride around the cycle tracks and will give a feedback on the changes required in the tracks,” said the police official. 

Traffic police set up cycle brigade in cityMembers of the cycle brigade launched by the UT Traffic Police in Chandigarh. A Tribune photograph
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Lawyers observe strike

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22 Aug 2018 | 2:33 AM

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Saketri woman hangs herself

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Issued fake letter

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Two Fazilka residents held for eve-teasing

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Minor alleges rape, case registered

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Dhakoli residents worried as water samples fail test

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Kharar Focal Point was built in 1998Forgotten long ago

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Gambling at hotel

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Remove tree branchesHave Your say

Remove tree branches

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Dried and pruned tree branches besides the wild growth at the Sector 44-D ground should be removed immediately.

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Green drive in state government schools

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Drive against use of pressure horns

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BRIEFLY

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