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New Town: Why the Kolkata township is perfect to pedal through

New Town: Why the Kolkata township is perfect to pedal through

A stop at Biswa Bangla Gate, when cycling through New Town in the morning, comes with a stunning sunrise The tring of a cycle bell…

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A stop at Biswa Bangla Gate, when cycling through New Town in the morning, comes with a stunning sunrise The tring of a cycle bell is one of Kolkata’s most resonant sounds. It announces the arrival of the milkman with the elixir of your morning cha, it travels with adventure enthusiasts and regular people around the city, and it is the nostalgia that Bhaskor Banerjee felt in Piku . The way the world opens up to you without barriers when journeying on a cycle is special, plus there’s those health benefits.

Kolkata’s New Town is generally known as a hub of commercial activities, surrounded by high-rises, but in recent times the huge township has transformed into a haven for cyclists. The lanes near New Town Bus Stand have ample green cover to elevate your mood Vedant Karia

The stretch from New Town Bus Stand to Unitech’s Uniworld City is one of the most cyclist-friendly parts of Kolkata, with well-defined cycle lanes much like in many international cities. Unhindered views of the sky, plenty of green cover to soothe your eyes, and refreshing food and beverage vendors along the route only add to the appeal.

Like all good things, you must toil before you reap the benefits of this route. Prepare for the uphill pedal over the bridge that connects Technopolis to New Town Bus Stand. Once that difficult bit is out of the way, you’re greeted by a 10km-long stretch of cycle lanes and service roads that keep you comfortably off the […]

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