Kohima, November 14: In what would be a first, not only for Nagaland but for the whole of Northeast, the 1st bicycle pump track in the region was launched by Vice President of Angami Youth Organization, Neidihoutuo Neibu Sechü at Old Assembly Secretariat, Kohima on November 14.
A pump track is a circuit with banked turns and features designed to be ridden completely by riders “pumping”- generating momentum by up and down body movements, instead of pedalling or pushing.
Work toward the project began on September 2, and the track is the fruit of a pilot intervention of the India Cycles4change challenge and a community led undertaking wherein Kohima Smart City Development Ltd (KSCDL) has collaborated with the Nagaland Mountain Biking Association (NMBA) and Tribal Cult.
Speaking at the launch, Sechü extended the appreciation of AYO to the officials of Kohima Smart City for taking up the bicycle pump track project which is in continuation of the India Cycles4Change challenge. He also encouraged more cycling friendly initiatives.
Joint CEO, KSCDL, Avelu Ruho said the pump track is a part of the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) launching the Cycles4Change challenge in response to the COVID-19 pandemic as it has come to light that we need to adopt more healthy lifestyle and more environment-friendly mode of transport. (Page News Service)