Modi suggests use of public transport to fight global warming
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Last Updated: Friday, December 25, 2009, 23:13
Ahmedabad: After earning accolades from the party for making voting compulsory in the local body poll, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday stressed that more people should use public transport to save future generations from dangers of global warming.

"Global warming is a major threat facing the world today. There is a need to cut down the use of vehicles and increase use of public transport," Modi said while inaugurating the second edition of the Kankaria Carnival here.

"To save the future generation from global warming, public transport system like Bus Rapid Transport System (BRTS), is a solution," he said adding, "I appeal to people of the city that this BRTS should become part of their lives, and more and more people should start using it."

Modi also appreciated cleanliness maintained in vicinity of Kankaria Lake.

"Last year over 50 lakh persons including politicians, bureaucrats and diplomats visited the Kankaria lake. They all found it clean and well maintained. This is amazing that people equal to population of the city visited the lake in last one year," Modi said.

This has revived the past identity of Ahmedabad and its heritage, which the people of the city have inherited, he added.


First Published: Friday, December 25, 2009, 23:13

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