Goa plans to reduce it’s pollution by using bicycles

You may soon witness bicycles making their way on the roads of Goa’s capital. The effort is towards reducing the pollution in Goa by encourage an environment friendly mode of transport.

The Goa government plans to start a project where it rents out bicycles fitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) system. It wants to tie up with a company.

Goa Chief Minister said that changes that benefit the enviroment cannot take place overnight. “We are encouraging buses running on bio-fuel. But it does not happen overnight because it requires a lot of capital cost. In the same way, the best way to reduce it (pollution) further is to use a bicycle,” he was quoted by PTI.


“You can use a bicycle to go to the market. What we have done is we are tying-up with a firm for operating bicycles. We will only give them places where the bicycles can be parked,” the chief minister added.

The bicycles will be provided on rent to people who will first have to register themselves with the company. The CM also informed that bicycle stands for parking at every 300 metres, in another five to six months.

Image credit: Imagine Panaji

Information Credit: PTI

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