<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The proposed first cycle track in South Mumbai will become operational from the first week of December. The start point of 11-km long cycling track is the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) at Marine Drive, which will end near the Bandra-Worli Sealink.Kiran Dighavkar, assistant commissioner of A ward of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said, “We have finalised December 3 to start the cycle track, and it will be open every Sunday initially.” He added that the common public can access the track every Sunday from 5.30 am to 10 am.”The BMC has received necessary permissions from concerned departments like Traffic and Heritage. “For a cycle track, the traffic department’s permission is necessary as traffic needs to be controlled as per the need,” said Dighavkar. Similarly, the Heritage department permission is also required as the area falls under Heritage department.The BMC chief Ajoy Mehta is keen to develop cycle tracks across the city. During his monthly meeting, Mehta had asked all the ward commissioners to enlist roads where a cycle track can be developed. “The cycle track will promote a healthier habit and also reduce the carbon footprint,” said another civic official from A ward.The BMC is also working to rope in Bollywood actor Salman Khan to encourage maximum people to use the cycle track. However, the final decision is yet to be taken.
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