23/10/2015 12:47 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

'Car Free Day' Brought Down Pollution By 60% Says Arvind Kejriwal

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - OCTOBER 19: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses media over the issue of rape of two minors in Delhi last week, at Delhi Secretariat on October 19, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Delhi Government today appointed a GoM to examine whether the existing law can be amended to ensure death penalty or life imprisonment to those involved in raping minors and to lower the cut off age of juveniles found guilty in such cases, besides to explore possibility of setting up special police stations. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Traffic is the "main culprit" contributing to Delhi's pollution and "comfortable" public transport is key to reducing it, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said even as he claimed that car-free day held today brought down pollution level by 60 percent.

Hundreds of people were today led by 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.

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