Dear Gals & Guys,
a) Our Gachibowli Bike Station (opp Bio Diversity
Complex and next to Quality Inn Pearl Hotel) is nearly ready. Due to continuous
rains, the construction took a little longer. Finally it has come out very
well. It is fully enclosed and has toilets for ladies and gents and
provision for snacks & beverages counter. It has well landscaped parks on
either side and newly laid cemented approach roads. Thanks to GHMC for all
this. We would be positioning 250 bikes which have just arrived.
Thanks to Hyderabad Metro Rail for the same.
I am glad to inform you that our Hon’ble Chief
Minister would be launching the above Bike Station on Sunday the 22nd
September, 2013. We would have a big celebration and a very colorful
bicycle rally with about 1000 cyclists which would be flagged off by the Chief
Minister . We would have fully supported rides of 10 kms, 25 kms and 50
kms. We would be posting the event details soon on the Meetup. Please
block your diary and join the festivities as well as the colorful rides as
We are sure that the above initiative would further
promote the Cycling To Work mission that HBC has taken up along with APIIC,
GHMC, HMR, Police & the Corporates in Cyberabad.
b) As part of the exclusive CII team, I met H. E. Lyonchhen Tshering Tobgay, Prime
Minister of Bhutan on 3rd Sept. I found him to be a great cycling
enthusiast. He invited HBC to organize cycling rides in Bhutan and he promised that he also would ride
along with us and take us to some of the most picturesque places in Bhutan on
Cycle. We accepted his invite and HBC would be organizing a cycling
expedition to Bhutan
in the near future based on good weather conditions there.
D V MANOHAR,
CHAIRMAN, SHRI SHAKTI GROUP
PAST CHAIRMAN, CII, AP