Free bicycles become hit amongst devotees at Sultanpur Lodhi
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Sultanpur Lodhi
The Punjab government has started a novel innovative for people attending 550th Parkash Purab celebrations at Sultanpur Lodhi wherein free bicycles are being provided to the devotees by showing an identity card. One can get the bicycle for entire day by showing an identity card for visiting several places of religious and historical importance in Sultanpur Lodhi town. Four cycle stands have been specially set up for this purpose.
After using the bicycle for entire day, one has to return it at the same cycle stand in the evening. These cycle stands have been set up outside Nagar Council office, second at Bus Stand, third near Gurudwara Ber Sahib and fourth near Gurudwara Shri Hatt Sahib.
While providing information, Rishabh, supervisor of Hero cycles, stated that 25 bicycles each have been kept at each cycle stand and any person can hire the bicycle for entire day by simply showing his/her identification document. The identification document is kept at the cycle stand as security and is returned when the cycle is handed back.
He further informed that the devotees who want to visit different places of religious and historical importance in Sultanpur Lodhi town can hire these bicycles as they are not able to use their cars due to huge rush of devotees. He stated that these cycle stands were set up on October 31, and till date, more than 1500 devotees have availed this free facility. He informed that more than 200 devotees are availing this facility daily and some of them hire these bicycles for 30 minutes and some for entire day. He stated that this free facility would continue till Gurpurab and if required, it can be extended further. Rishabh informed that a large number of devotees are availing this facility and are ecstatic over it.
Amanpreet Singh, a resident of Avtar Singh Nagar, Jalandhar, informed that he had specially come to attend the 550th Parkash Purab celebrations of Shri Guru Nanak Dev Ji at Sultanpur Lodhi, but on seeing the cycle stand, he has now decided to use bicycle to commute in this historical town. He said that he got the bicycle by simple submitting his identification document in a hassle free manner.