India's first solar roof cycling track 'Healthway' inaugurated in Hyderabad

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India's first solar rooftop cycling track 'Healthway' inaugurated in Hyderabad, paving the way for sustainable urban mobility.

An Overview of the News

  • The program was presided over by State Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K Tarakrama Rao.

  • The cycling track is named "Healthway" and is a pioneer project in India.

  • This is the second program of its kind globally, showcasing innovation in sustainable infrastructure.

Location and features of the cycling track:

  • The track is located along the Outer Ring Road (ORR) between the main carriageway and the service road.

  • Its total length is 23 kilometers and it consists of two sections: a pink line of 8.5 kilometers and a blue line of 14.5 kilometers.

  • The track is three lanes wide, measuring 4.5 metres, with one meter of green space on each side.

Facilities and Services Available:

  • The cycling track is designed as a hub for cyclists and visitors.

  • It provides amenities like adequate parking space, surveillance cameras, food courts, drinking water, first aid facilities and toilets.

  • Additionally, there will be bicycle repair shops, bicycle docking stations, rental services and more to enhance the visitor experience.

Solar Energy Generation and Environmental Benefits:

  • A total of 16,000 solar panels have been installed along the track.

  • These solar panels generate 16 megawatts (MW) of power, which is used to illuminate the track at night and provide protection to cyclists from sun, rain and adverse weather conditions.

  • This initiative is in line with sustainability goals and promotes eco-friendly transportation options.

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