Kohima Cycles4change’s app launched

Correspondent KOHIMA, SEP 25 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/25/2020 12:43:31 PM IST
Kohima smart city’s “Kohima Cycles4change App” was launched by advisor to chief minister, Abu Metha on Friday at ICCC, Kohima smart city, new supermarket complex. The app was designed and developed in-house by IT team of Kohima smart city to gain visibility and outreach.
Speaking on the occasion as special guest, he appreciated the initiative taken by the smart city team adding that this move was towards making Kohima more liveable. He also stressed upon the need to push policy makers to ensure that cycle lanes comes up in the state capital and that Kohima can become a hub for cycling community. Metha suggested that cycling was a habit people need to pick up as it benefits health and was environmental friendly among many other advantages and ensured that the government would support this venture.
Speaking on the smart city, Metha said if they were to envision a stable and future ready socio-economic scenario for Nagaland in the near future, he suggested that it should start from the state capital and further suggested efforts to make Kohima economically stronger, socially secure and more liveable. He added that a city becoming smart was not just about physical infrastructure but also about responsibility, hospitality and that each citizen has a role to play in the rise of any city. 
Kohima Smart City Development Limited (KSCDL) CEO, Kovi Meyase said the India Cycles4change challenge was announced by the MoHUA in June amid the pandemic to inspire cities to implement quick cycling friendly interventions in the wake of COVID-19 with the support of their citizens and assistance from experts. Meyase said 95 out of the 100 smart cities are taking part in this challenge, out of which 11 cities would be short listed in the stage 1 and eligible for a cash award of INR 1 crore to further promote cycling in the city with the help of international experts. While Kohima smart city registered for the challenge on July 27 and formed strategic action plan based on three broad principles of aggressive social media campaign, community engagement and implementation of pilot intervention to promote cycling in the city.
He informed that the app will be user friendly app where citizens and tourist alike would be able to access useful information about cycling routes, mountain bike trail networks, cycling clubs and shops in Kohima, notifications on cycling events, etc.

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