Mumbai Deploys Road Identity Card for Pan-Indian Cyclists at Event | Events Film News


Mumbai certainly has a growing number of cycling enthusiasts. And a recent event brought these people in large numbers for a cause close to their hearts. Led by Mumbai Cycling Mayor Firoza Suresh and the Smart Commute Foundation (SCF), they recently kicked off the World Bike Day celebrations with a vision. It was “Make Mumbai the Cycling Capital of India by 2030”. Several initiatives for the cycling community were discussed during a press conference and a round table. Among other things, a road identity card for PAN India cyclists was first unveiled in India. It comes with individual accident insurance coverage of two lakh rupees at an annual premium price. The road identifier also addresses the aspect of road safety by capturing information about the driver such as blood type and emergency contact. Commenting on this initiative, Mayank Bathwal, CEO of a health insurance company, said: “We are happy to partner with the Smart Commute Foundation, which aims to raise awareness of cycling as a health activity. . This aligns with our organization’s goal of inspiring individuals and families to stay healthy. Through this initiative, it is an attempt to educate the masses and raise awareness about physical activity like cycling to live fulfilling lives and stay protected from unforeseen uncertainties.

SCF’s flagship initiative # Cycle2Work has launched two companies with a commitment to encourage its employees to cycle and provide them with parking and other benefits.

Speaking on the occasion, Firoza said, “The Cycle2Work culture has developed rapidly in cities across India. The numbers have seen a sharp increase in Mumbai over the past five years. What has been encouraging for us is not only the tremendous response from Mumbaikars, but also the support we have received from MCGM, the Mumbai Traffic Police and the corporate fraternity. I am quite confident that Mumbai will succeed in designing a cycling-friendly mass transport environment for tomorrow. ”


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