Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government yesterday signed a note of technical cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India, representing the Government of Federal Republic of Germany, for availing technical assistance related to sustainable urban transport system in Bhubaneswar.
The note of cooperation was signed by officials of the State Government, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) and project manager of GIZ in the presence of Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Niranjan Pujari.
The agency will support in developing an integrated urban transport system providing sustainable mobility solutions for all people living in the city. A low carbon mobility plan (LCMP) would be prepared under this collaboration in the first phase.
On the occasion, the minister said the State Government is considering to place a sustainable public transport system in the Capital City before the Hockey Men’s World Cup in November, 2018.
As many as 200 AC and non-AC buses are being procured to augment the system in the capital region, he said.