The Hyderabad Bicycling Club (HBC) conducted a ‘Heritage and Peace’ bicycle ride around Hussainsagar on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi on Tuesday.
Special chief secretary, tourism and culture Chandana Khan flagged off the event and managing director, Hyderabad Metro Rail Ltd (HMR), NVS Reddy participated in the programme. Speaking on the occasion, Chandana Khan emphasised the importance of bicycles and heritage while NVS Reddy stated that Hyderabad Metro Rail project was being planned as a “seamless public transport facility” and bicycle stations will be set up at all metro rail stations.
“Metro rail commuters with smart cards can use these bicycles free of cost for going to nearby destinations and leave them at designated places,” he informed. The director too participated in cycling event and stated that an ultra-modern bicycle station will be set up soon by the HMR at the Hitec city MMTS station. HBC chairman V Manohar, who also present, mentioned that HBC has about 3000 active members and that they were promoting bicycling in the city with support from GHMC, HMDA, HMR and some private companies, mostly from IT sector. About 300 bike enthusiasts of all age groups, and a large student population participated in the bike ride.