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Asia’s first and longest cycle highway inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

It runs parallel to the main highway, but is separated by a divider which ensures the safety of cyclists.

Nov 30, 2016 16:33 IST
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Asia’s first and longest cycle highway was on 26 November 2016 inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh by UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. It is also India’s first cycle highway.

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This 207 kms cycle highway connects the Taj City Agra and the Lion Safari at Etawah.

Highlights of the cycle highway
• This 7-feet-wide cycle highway was constructed by the UP public works department.
• It runs parallel to the main highway, but is separated by a divider which ensures the safety of cyclists.
• The track begins from the lion safari in Etawah and passes through 92 villages across the two districts.
• It also crosses the natural beauty of the Chambal and Yamuna rivers on its way.
• It has tourist destinations like Naugava ka Quila, Raja Bhoj ki Haveli and Bateshwarnath Temple.

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