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Euro 3.5mn aid for green transport in Kochi, Ahmedabad, Nagpur

IANS  |  New Delhi 

The (EU) has agreed to pay 3.5 million Euros to help evolve a low-carbon urban transport system between Kochi, and Nagpur, and help improve its policy, the government said on Friday.

The funds will come through Agence Française de Developpement (AfD) under a pact signed between and for the initiative, which has been named as "Mobilise Your City" (MYC).

"MYC is part of an international initiative which is supported by the French and the German governments and was launched at 21st Conference of Parties (COP21) meeting in December, 2015," a statement from the and (MoHUA) said.

According to the ministry, the initiative is to help Nagpur, and reduce their Green House Gas emissions related to urban transport at local level and to help improve its "policy".

The cities will get technical assistance in planning and implementation of sustainable urban transport projects, support in strengthening institutional capacity for regulating, steering and planning urban mobility, and help in learning from mobility formats in use in other cities, said the statement.

The pact was signed by Minister of State, MoHUA, Hardeep Singh Puri, and of in India,

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First Published: Fri, September 07 2018. 22:06 IST
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