UK to provide technical support to develop sustainable mobility plan for Chandigarh

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UK to provide technical support to develop sustainable mobility plan for Chandigarh

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Chandigarh, India (Urban Transport News): To create eco-friendly public transport in Chandigarh, the United Kingdom has agreed to provide technical assistance to develop a “Sustainable Mobility Plan” for the city.

The broad objective of the UK-funded study is to provide support for de-carbonizing city transport and contributing to the climate change agenda. The study will also focus on suggesting alternative eco-friendly transport system for the city.

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Joining UK technical support is part of the UT administration’s new move for a comprehensive mobility plan for the city. Another study to be conducted by Indian railways consultancy firm Rail India Technical and Economic Services (RITES), appreciating the UK study, will cover the entire tricity and explore various Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS) options. to the town.

“The UK-funded study will provide support for de-carbonizing city transport and contribute to the climate change agenda. The study will also focus on suggesting alternative eco-friendly transport systems for the city,” said a spokesperson from the Chandigarh Administration. Senior official said.

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The study also aims to produce a ‘Concept Report for Chandigarh’ which will include an “as is landscape” of city transport. It will highlight the socio-economic profile, traffic, transport characteristics, emission levels and key challenges and areas of intervention for de-carbonization and EV transition.

The UK study will lay out a detailed road map for scaling up e-mobility. Along with this, an action plan and a timeline of roll out will be prepared under the project. There will be industry-government partnerships to discuss the roadmap.

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The project also includes a component of the city intertwined with the UK city. City twinning will be designed based on the priorities of both sides and knowledge exchange visits between cities.

The idea of ​​UK technical assistance was floated a month ago during a meeting between UT adviser Dharam Pal and British Deputy High Commissioner Carolyn Rowett.

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Last month, the administration was informed that the UK government had given the project “in-principle” approval. The consultant gave his consent to the study after meeting with DHC representatives.

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