Fazilka, July 13
The Ecocab has caught the attention of researchers abroad. Albert Ching, a scholar of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, will visit this border town on July 16 to study the unique transport system.
Ching's visit comes at the initiative of the Graduate Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF) that had introduced the Ecocab in June 2008.
The foreign scholar will interact with Municipal Council President Anil Sethi, Ecocab operators and their family members.
"Ching will submit his report to MIT as a part of his research," said Navdeep Asija, general secretary, GWAF.
Ching would also visit the vehicle-free zone around the historical Clock Tower of Fazilka and the Research and Development Centre run by Bhupinder Singh, retired professor, IIT, Roorkee.