In an attempt to encourage people to use public transport, Gurgaon will be car-free every Tuesday, from 7.00 am to 7.00 pm. The initiative is estimated to save 2.6 kg greenhouse gas emissions per person on an average.
Four major corridoors, DLF Cyber City, Cyber Park Area, Golf Course Road and Electronic City in Udyog Vihar have been earmarked for the campaign. The initiative is being supported by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the Municipal Council of Gurgaon (MCG), the Gurgaon Police and the Deputy Commissioner of Gurgaon.
A report in The Hindu states that Joint Commissioner of Police (Traffic) Bharti Arora has said that the police will not allow car parking on these four corridors on Tuesdays, so that there is more space available for walking and cycling.
According to reports, more than three lakh people are employed in Gurgaon's corporate sector and more than 60,000 to 65,000 cars travel on these four corridors everyday.