The fourth car-free day in the capital will be held near the Delhi University on January 22, Transport Minister Gopal Rai said Thursday. The event will be held on the stretch between the Vishwavidyalaya Metro station and Chhatrasaal stadium.
The minister said that along with programmes like car-free days and the odd-even plan to control vehicular pollution, the government was exploring the possibility of using bio-gas, a fuel generated from waste material, in public transport vehicles.
“Successful experiments with bio-gas have already been conducted in other countries. We should also use it, given the fact that we have so many landfill sites and many are overflowing,” said Rai.
“There are four sewage treatment plants in Okhla, Dwarka, Rohini and Keshavpur in Delhi and there are bus depots located near them. If the government finalises the plan, these depots will be attached to these STPs, which will generate biogas to run buses,” said Rai.
Like earlier car-free days, a cycle rally will kick off the events to mark the day, said the minister. The rally will be led by teachers and students of the Delhi University, said Rai.