Cycles4Change | Cycling enthusiasts pedal 10 km for a dedicated track in Mangaluru

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September 27, 2020

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Mangaluru, Sept 27: As many as 65 cycling enthusiasts participated in the Cycles4Change Challenge to create awareness of the proposed 'dedicated cycling track' in Mangaluru today. 

Riders as young aged six to 60 pedalled the 10 km route and had first-hand experience of the Mangaluru Smart City cycling route touching schools and colleges. Senior members of We R Cycling guided young riders.

The ride was organised jointly by Mangaluru Smart City Limited (MSCL), in association with architect Niren Jain, We R Cycling and various Cycling clubs.

In the later phases, the cycling track will touch most of Mangaluru’s schools and colleges, so that students can use the track safely and regularly to commute to their institutions. The cycling track, once completed, will also be open to use for all cyclists.

WERC members made sure the cycling group moved smoothly and safely by halting and manning traffic at every junction.

Harniish Raj, the event coordinator and the representative of WERC for Mangaluru Smart city Cycles4Change committee instructed and educated riders on thumb rules of riding safely on public roads, and ensuring that masks were worn by all the participants as per government regulations for Covid-19 safety.

After the ride was complete a small session was conducted to share experiences of cyclists; suggestions and recommendations were presented to Mangaluru Smart City officials for deliberation and implementation to make Mangaluru safe for cyclists.

The Cycles for Change (C4C) challenge, a Union government initiative, aims to inspire Indian cities to implement quick cycling-friendly interventions in the wake of the pandemic, with the support of residents and assistance from experts. The ride took participants through the proposed pilot routes, which are expected to be developed as a dedicated corridor for cycling in the near future. 

Members of We R Cycling, Diwakar (Mayor of Mangaluru), Cycles4Change officials Niren Jain (Architect & Environmental Planners consultant to MSCL for transforming Mangaluru to a Cycling Friendly City), Mohammed Nazir (MD), Arun Rao (GM, technical), Chandrakant, Nodal officer for India cycle's 4change challenge, were present.

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October 19,2020

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Bengaluru, Oct 19: The government of Karnataka has issued safety guidelines for Eid Milad-un-Nabi celebrations amid covid-19 pandemic.

Eid Milad is celebrated on 12th of Islamic month of Rabi-ul-Awwal every year to mark birth anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). It falls on October 29 in coastal belt of Karnataka and on October 30 in other parts of Karnataka this year.

The government has not only urged the people in general to strictly follow all guidelines related to covid-19 but also urged those who celebrate festivals like Eid Milad to take additional precautions.

The authorities have warned that mass gatherings are events that could amplify the transmission of the virus. Hence Eid Milad and other religious gatherings or congregations should be organized while taking care of the precautions and SOPs pertaining to gatherings to avoid the chances of spread of covid-19.

The government has banned processions, sermons in public places, cultural events and other gatherings during the festival. It also has prohibited using loud speakers in public places.

The government has warned of stringent action against those who violate the covid-19 safety guidelines inside or outside the mosques.

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October 10,2020

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Mangaluru, Oct 10: Air India will resume its direct flight service--Mumbai-Mangalore-Mumbai--from October 12.

The service, which was suspended due to Covid pandemic in April, will operate four days a week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

The flight would leave Mumbai at 1015 hrs am and arrive here at 1200 noon. The flight will depart at 1240 hrs and land in Mumbai at 1420 hrs, according to a release here on Saturday.

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October 20,2020

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Vijayapura, Oct 20: Karnataka Chief Minister will soon be changed as most senior leaders in the state are not happy with BS Yediyurappa, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Basangouda Patil Yatnal has said.

"Chief Minister will be changed soon as most of the senior leaders in the state are not happy with BS Yediyurappa. PM Modi also said that the next Chief Minister will be from North Karnataka," Yatnal said at a public gathering in Vijayapura on Monday.

He said that Yediyurappa became the Chief Minister after the people of North Karnataka elected 100 MLAs of the BJP to power. "Mandya and other South Karnataka districts didn't make him Chief Minister," Yatnal said.

Earlier, eight times MLA and senior BJP leader Umesh Katti had said that he does not want to become a minister in the present government; instead, he wants to become the Chief Minister of Karnataka from North Karnataka region.

Notably, Umesh Katti, Basangouda Patil Yatnal, Murugesh Nirani, Ramesh Katti, CP Yogishwar, Rajugowda and many others had held secret meetings against Yediyurappa leadership at unknown locations in the state multiple times earlier this year.

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