Plantation drive marks fifth car-free day

Commuters in south Delhi Munirka area were given saplings on the occasion of fifth car-free day on Monday to check air pollution. The Aam Aadmi Party government launched a plantation drive to observe the fifth edition of this initiative.

The sixth car-free day will be organised in northeast Delhi’s Loni area. At around 8 am, the car-free day kicked off with a cycle rally led by AAP’s Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti on Vivekanand Marg in south Delhi’s Munirka on Monday. The cycle rally took off from Munirka bus stand.

Many south Delhi residents took part in the fifth car-free day which started from 8 am and continued till 4 pm between Munirka T-point and Hayat Hotel T-point on Vivekanand Marg in Munirka area.

The Delhi government’s environment department said that Delhiites should also aim to increase the green cover across the city.

“Besides checking the rising pollution, we should try to plant as many tress as possible,” said an official while distributing saplings to the participants of the anti-pollution drive.

Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai said from now onwards the environment department will distribute saplings among general public on every car-free day.

The fourth car-free day was observed on a six-km stretch from north Delhi’s Vishwavidyalaya to Chhatrasal Stadium.

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