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.
- 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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