Jalandhar to get World Bank aid for urban transport project

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Chandigarh, Nov 16 (UNI) The World Bank has selected Jalandhar city out of country's 11 cities for promoting and executing Rs 75.49 crore global environmental facility-sustainable urban transport project, Punjab Local Bodies Minister Manoranjan Kalia said here today.

Mr Kalia said the project had been accorded approval in two formats, that is, physical improvement and enhancement of city bus transport network and promotion of non-motorised transport in Jalandhar city.

With the completion of this project, the traffic congestion would be reduced to certain extent and besides, it would promote environment-friendly surroundings, he said.

He said lack of organised public transport system and increasing trend of using personalised vehicles over the years had resulted in chaos on the city roads.

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