“The City of Gardens”, Lahore is witnessing a new and healthy change. The Government of Punjab has decided to make cycling tracks in Lahore. In the beginning, some gardens will get this facility and the Lahoris will enjoy cycling and develop their good health.
Talking about the metropolitan city Lahore, it is the 2nd largest city of Pakistan as well as a financial hub too. When we look at the history of Lahore, we came to know that it is an old city with beautiful heritage.
Heading towards our topic, the first cycling track of Lahore is in Jillani Park. Mr. Asif Mehmood (Advisor to CM) in Jillani Park (Race Course), lead the inauguration ceremony along with Chairman PHA.
In the inauguration ceremony, dozens of cyclists participated and enjoyed cycling on the new cycling track. Many female cyclists also participated in cycling.
“After the stagnant environment in the wake of COVID-19, such healthy activities were the need of the hour”, said by the Advisor to CM. According to him, this idea originated after seeing young cyclists on the roads during the pandemic.
The government of Punjab is keen to develop more recreational and healthy activities for the citizens of Lahore. Furthermore, Asif Mehmood announced that more cycling track will be developed in the near future. Jinnah garden is the next destination to have a cycling track and later this project is to expand to the whole Punjab.
“The Government is planning to develop healthy activities in large parks of Punjab”, said Asif Mehmood. “More health-related facilities will be provided in parks to promote health society”, pledged by the advisor to CM.
Jillani park’ cycling track is 1km long. Surprisingly, it is free of cost for the cyclists who come there for exercise. The cycling track will be open for cyclists in the morning and evening and they can exercise under the supervision of a trainer too.
The cycling track is constructed around the cricket ground in the Race Course Park. It is surely going to be a huge recreational facility for Lahoris. Moreover, the cycling tracks in Lahore will open a way to encourage youngsters to dig out some time for their health and enjoy some fresh breeze in the park too.