What is in news : Bengaluru is among the cities that was awarded the title, ‘India’s top 11 cycling pioneers’, by the Centre as part of the India Cycles4Change Challenge.
Recognition : The selected cities will receive ₹1 crore each to scale up their cycling initiatives.
- Launched in June 2020
- Under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
- Aim: To inspire Indian cities to implement quick cycling-friendly interventions in the wake of Covid-19 with the support of their citizens and assistance from experts.
- The Challenge is open to all cities under the Smart Cities Mission, capital cities of States/UTs, and all cities with a population of more than 5 lakh population.
- The India Programme of the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) will be the knowledge partner