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AAI organises cycling expedition against single-use plastic

By EMN Updated: Feb 25, 2024 8:19 pm
Cyclists at Dimapur Airport on February 24.

DIMAPUR — To promote environmental consciousness, the Regional Sports Control Board for North Eastern Region (RSCB-NER) of the Airports Authority of India (AAI) is spreading message against single-use plastic. The initiative involves organising the ‘All India AAI relay cycling expedition’ with the slogan “Pedaling against single-use plastic.”

The journey, spanning 1600 km, commenced on February 20 from the AAI RHQ-NER community hall near Guwahati airport. The inaugural event saw the participation of 12 cyclists including four women and eight men in the first leg, stated an update from AAI.

Over the course of 20-day cycling expedition, which traverses national and state highways, a total of 60 cyclists will take part. They will be divided into five legs, each comprising 12 cyclists along with two coordinating officers. The entire expedition will be supported by an ambulance and a pick-up truck, it informed.

The primary objective of the event was to raise awareness about the detrimental impact of single-use plastic and advocates use of eco-friendly alternatives such as jute bags.

To further bolster the cause, cyclists will distribute jute bags across Assam, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, making stops at 18 locations before concluding the expedition in Guwahati on March 10.

The cyclists reached Dimapur on February 24 and a flag off ceremony was held at the Dimapur airport. From Dimapur, the team moved to Golaghat covering a distance of 90 km.

It further stated that the expedition will navigate through National Highways and State Highways aimed at spreading the message “Pedaling against single-use plastic.”

By EMN Updated: Feb 25, 2024 8:19:52 pm
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