Going from cycle to work can benefit 1800 billion rupees, which is 1.6 percent of India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for 2015-16. Such a claim was made in a new study on 'The Benefits of Cycling in India: Economic, Environmental and Social Assessment' of the The Energy and Resources Institute (Terry) estimates that if cycle is used instead of two-wheeler or four-wheelers for short distances This can benefit 1800 billion rupees annually.
The study, released on Friday, also noted that these are the benefits that can be availed by providing an awareness campaign to provide the infrastructure for safe cycling and to show the various benefits of cycling. Also, it will benefit from eliminating the assumption that bicycle is the means of transport of poor people.
The study said, 'Apart from this, cities should plan to apply cycle sharing schemes across the city rather than focusing on certain places.Rajasthan Tourism App - Welcomes to the land of Sun, Sand and adventures