Saturday, April 16, 2011

3G model of cycle rickshaw launched in Fazilka-Fazilka Femto

Fazilka, April 15 : During his one day visit to Fazilka, Chief Secretary Punjab Mr S.C. Aggarwal  inaugurated "Fazilka Femto", a year 2011 model of Fazilka Ecocab. This is the third model being launched in the same series by Graduates Welfare Association Fazilka (GWAF). Last year on the occasion of Fazilka Heritage Festival, Ecocab model "Fazilka Nano" was launched. "Fazilka Femto is a further modified version of "Fazilka Nano" including certain additional features like detachable canopy, modified suspension system and canvas based sitting area made it suitable for rural roads", said Dr Bhupinder Singh, Patron, GWAF and designer of Fazilka Femto. New model launched at "Shaheedo Ke Samadh- Asafwala War Memorial on Indo-Pak border, 6 km from Fazilka city. It is important here to mentioned that Fazilka has been ranked first city in the world, where cycle rickshaw is being made available via phone call. Later after on one of the news item appeared in an English daily, Punjab and Haryana High Court took suo-motu action and ordered the governments of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh to implement the same "Fazilka Ecocab" concept in the entire state.  More than 6 lakhs rickshaw families are going to get benefit out of it. Sharing about the success of "Fazilka Ecocabs", Navdeep Asija, Secretary (Admin), GWAF mentioned that "Our small social engineering experiment at Fazilka resulted big output, we are pioneered the rickshaw revolution in northern India and now each stakeholder is thinking about it seriously". Last month Punjab government has already ordered to all deputy commissioners to implement "Ecocabs" in their respective jurisdictions within three months and progress report is also sought on the same. Last week, Prof Rajat Aggarwal, Department of Management Studies, IIT Roorkee visited Fazilka to study the concept of "Fazilka Ecocab" and he is keen to implement the same at IIT Roorkee.

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