India has committed to cut its GDP’s emission intensity by 33-35% by 2030 at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
The need to revamp urban transport strategies to reduce CO2 emissions and facilitate better mobility in the cities was first acknowledged by India when it updated its ‘Toolkits for Urban Development: Comprehensive Mobility Plans’, in line with the United Nations Environment Programme in 2013.
In 2017, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs unveiled the much-anticipated ‘Urban Green Mobility Scheme’. The plan came close on the heels of the launch of Smart Cities Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).
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