Friday, March 28, 2008

Bicycles are in, macho bikes out

The oldest medical institute in the Northeast, Assam Medical College and Hospital in Dibrugarh, has shunned the trendy bike for the humble bicycle.

It all began as a step towards ensuring discipline, but the students are now discovering the joys of pedalling. “Initially it felt awkward, but I am now taking pleasure in using the bicycle,” one of the students said.

“It is a very good idea, more cost effective and eco-friendly. And we get our regular exercise by just pedalling,” said another. Such has been the enthusiasm that 20 students from the new boys’ hostel purchased bicycles recently.

However, this simple mode of transport has also raised apprehensions since the discovery of a bicycle bomb in Lower Assam.
The Telegraph -

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