22/10/2015 9:15 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Kejriwal Leads Cycle-Rally To Mark Delhi's 'Car-Free Day'

Aam Aadmi Party, or Common Man's Party, leader Arvind Kejriwal waves to residents as he comes out of a polling station after casting his vote in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. Voters cast ballots in the Indian capital on Saturday in an election that is seen as a litmus test for the popularity of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party. Opinion polls ahead of the vote to choose New Delhi's 70-member assembly suggest that Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party is either locked in a close contest with the upstart Common Man's Party or will come in second. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Hundreds of people, including women, were today led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a cycle-rally here between Red Fort and Bhagwan Das Marg to mark Delhi's first 'Car-Free Day', aimed at encouraging people to use public transport.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, other cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary and bureaucrats also participated in the rally.

Kejriwal rode bicycle from Red Fort to Bhagwan Das Marg and appealed to participants to make bicycle-riding a habit.

"People should leave their vehicles and use public transport. Since pollution is increasing in Delhi, there is a need to run cycle which is also good for health," he said.

The chief minister said he is a diabetic and riding bicycle benefits his health.

He called on people to make Delhi's roads safer and said his government is working on a project to redesign them.

Car-Free Day, a concept of State Transport Minister Gopal Rai, is being organised today between Red Fort and Bhagwan Das Marg and it will continue till 12 noon.

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