Thursday, September 23, 2010

BHU celebrates International Car Free Day

Varanasi, September 22, 2010: Banaras Hindu University vice-chancellor Professor DP Singh paddled bicycle to reach his office and mark International Car Free Day here on Wednesday. Professor Singh, an environmentalist to the core, has made a habit to ride bicycle on the last working day of every month to reach his office.

It was an opportunity to find another way for just one day to get around town, leave the car at home and walk, take a bus, train or cycle around town. All this is to help highlight the pollution caused by cars, not just the fumes but the whole cycle of waste and disruption, the noise, delayed journeys, the whole human misery caused by traffic congestion and car pollution. Almost 40 per cent of the transport sector's CO2 emissions are produced by the use of private cars in cities.

To celebrate the occasion, BHU administration distributed pamphlets by university security guards and using cycle as a way of transportation.

Source: PPP Cell-BHU

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