Out of the 1.3 million lives that are lost due to traffic crashes worldwide, more than 10 percent (140,000 thousand) are in India, despite the fact that the country only has 2 percen
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Raahgiri Day was selected as a distinguished finalist and received an honorable mention at the 2014 Parivartan Sustainability Leadership Awards.
- projectIndia's first car-free day returns streets to people
Raahgiri Day – the weekly event that closes streets to cars in the name of sustainable, active transport – has arrived in the world’s second largest city.
EMBARQ India and WRI India hosted a webinar on Raahgiri Day and its impact on June 12, 2014.
Since its inception in November 2013, Gurgaon, India’s Raahgiri Day has exploded in popularity. About 350,000 total people have already participated in the weekly event, with the numbers growing each week.
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Raahgiri Day is India's first sustained car-free day. Launched in Gurgaon – India’s “Millennium City” – on November 17, 2013, the event closes 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) of major streets to automobiles every Sunday from 7:00 am to 12:00 pm and opens them up for recreational and community leisure...
In seven short weeks, Sundays in Gurgaon, India, have become ubiquitously associated with Raahgiri Day, a non-motorized community event that closes 4.5 kilometers (2.8 miles) of city streets to vehicles and opens them to people.