I am an orthopaedic surgeon by occupation and a fitness freak by choice. I work as a professor and HOD of Orthopaedics for medical college close to Vijayawada (NRI Academy of Sciences, Andhra Pradesh).
How would you describe your mission?
I want my generation and future generations to live in a pollution-free environment. I want every individual to take up cycling for their daily commute.
What are the obstacles and challenges you’re facing in your city?
The biggest obstacle is the general disrespect directed towards cyclists by citizens.
What are your next steps now that you are the Bicycle Mayor?
I want to have awareness rides in my city to teach the benefits of adopting a non-polluting mode of transportation, which also essentially improves people’s cardiac health.
What can other cities learn from your city?
If the citizens in my city can adopt my plea, which is using the cycle for daily commute, then that is what other cities can learn from mine in the future.