Kohima, December 22 (NEx): A Cyclothon was organized in Kohima Town by Kohima Smart City and the Kohima Municipal Council in collaboration with the Department of Youth Resources and Sports under the Fit India movement, on December 21, 2020.
The CEO of Kohima Smart City Development Limited, Kovi Meyase said that the Cyclothon is part of a series of activities under the aegis of Fit India Movement under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles across the country.
The event was flagged off at Razhü Point via D-Block and culminated outside the KMC/KSCDL Office, he informed.
Meyase also mentioned that with campaigns like Fit India and the Cycles for Change Challenge under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Kohima City is seeing an increase in cyclists and reports of higher sales of bicycles inspite of the general perception that cycling is not feasible in hilly places.
The CEO said that the Kohima Smart City is undertaking surveys and pilot interventions to encourage cycling in the city and identifying corridors to develop dedicated cycle lanes as there is the need for carving out dedicated bicycle lanes in the city making it safe for all ages to cycle.