On March 13 from 7 am to 2 pm ,The UT Administration has decided to
observe a car-free day.The decision has taken at a meeting of senior
officers held today under the chairmanship of UT Adviser Vijay Kumar
However, vehicles used for important services have been exempted.
These include buses, LPG autos and vehicles of those who have a
security threat.To seek a feedback and suggestions for better
planning,A road map and plan for the car-free day will be issued
in newspapers, on the radio, other media and shared online on
Dev said the aim of observing the car-free day was to motivate
people to opt for public transport and cycles and avoid taking cars
for inter-sector work and get adapted to walking and running. This
would not only reduce traffic congestion and check the problem of
parking space, it would also inspire more and more people to opt
for alternative and healthier transport modes, said Dev.
Manish Chaudhary, SSP (Traffic), said it would be mandatory for all
to observe the car-free day. An order in this regard would be
issued by the District Commissioner under Section 144.
Outstation vehicles will be provided a pass at entry points to pass
through Chandigarh. He said adequate public transport arrangements
would be made by the Administration. Marathons, painting competitio
-ns and cultural events will be organised on the occasion to make
people aware of the importance of observing a car-free day.