Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said Noida and Greater Noida would be further developed as 'cycle friendly' cities. The Chief Minister said the state government has decided to develop Agra and Lucknow as cycle friendly cities while approving a proposal to develop a world class green park at Noida, a government spokesman said in Lucknow.
Yadav noted that a large number of workers were employed in factories and other institutions in Noida and Greater Noida, besides students also live there and keeping in view their convenience, the government has decided to develop that area as 'cycle friendly'.
Under the scheme, construction of cycle tracks, stands and shelters would be set up. He said that arrangements of cycle on rent would also be made available. The Chief Minister said that a large number of domestic and international tourists come regularly to Agra and those coming from abroad give priority to cycles.
He said that development of Agra as a 'cycle friendly' city and provision of various facilities under it would facilitate the tourists. Yadav said that in Noida a green park on area of more than 2,500 acre would be developed and a water body on 300 acre land would also be constructed on this park.
He said that the decision to develop cycle tracks was part of the government's thinking of inclusive growth.