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AMU VC to use bicycle for daily commuting

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Aligarh: In a bid to promote the concept of a green campus, AMU Vice Chancellor, Zameer Uddin Shah on 1 August announced that henceforth he will use a bicycle for commuting within the University campus. The VC launched a drive to popularize cycling within the University campus following the ban on motorcycles in all residential boys hostels of the University.

The VC said in a statement that in most western countries there has been a major revival in the use of  bicycles in all leading universities. This, he said, was a very healthy trend and deserved to be emulated in different universities in the country. The VC said that the drive for use of cycles had twin objectives, primarily for economizing the funds and also for promoting cycling as a healthy exercise.

Bicycling had traditionally been the main mode of transport within the University campus till the 1980s. However, the use of motorbikes and scooters increased in a big way inside the University campus after that period.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 August 2013 on page no. 13

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