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.
Car free day impact -Almost 60% redn in pollution noted on that road. It means traffic is main culprit. We HAVE to reduce traffic(1/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 22, 2015
Comfortable, reliable, accessible public transport system n better designed roads is the key. I'll personally work on this(2/2)— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) October 22, 2015
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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