Cyclists protest against a ban on bikes on Calcutta's main roads

Cyclists, activists and environmentalists have staged demonstrations in the Indian city of Calcutta to protest against the local government's decision to ban cycling on key roads in the city.

Authorities say the ruling - which also applies to hand carts and other non-motorised vehicles - will help reduce traffic in the city's congested streets.

Neha Bhatnagar reports.

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