Asia’s first cycle highway inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh

Asia’s first and longest cycle highway was inaugurated in Uttar Pradesh. It is also India’s first cycle highway.

The 207-km-long cycle highway runs between Etawah and Agra. It was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Key facts

  • The cycle highway has been constructed by the UP public works department. It runs parallel to the main highway.
  • It is about 7-feet-wide and is separated by a divider from main highway which ensures the safety of cyclists.
  • The track begins from the lion safari in Etawah. Along its path it dots 92 villages across the two districts. It criss-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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  • vivek sharma
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    I congratulate the Chief Minister Sh. Akhilesh Yadav for this and his innovative thinking. In cities too a pedestrian path along the road should be built so that people can walk freely without fear to be hit by a vehicle.
    Well Done Sir.