Indian city's bicycle ban angers the poor

Many Kolkata residents argue for lifting of restrictions on cycling, which they say have severely affected their lives.

    Cyclists in Kolkata are hoping that a ban on bicycles will be lifted, allowing them greater mobility in the sprawling metropolis.

    Kolkata, one of India’s most polluted and crowded cities, introduced the law a year ago, spurring debate over the country’s attitudes towards the poor. And for many who depend on cycling for their livelihood, the ban has severely affected their lives.

    Al Jazeera’s Faiz Jamil reports from Kolkata.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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