Jalandhar to get World Bank aided urban transport project

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Chandigarh, Nov 16 (UNI) World Bank has selected Jalandhar city as one out of the 11 cities of India 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 that the project had been accorded approval in two formats i e physical improvement and enhancement of city bus transport network and promotion of non-motorised transport in Jalandhar city.

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

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

Spelling out the key objectives of the project, Mr Kalia said that the project would promote city dwellers to use public transport by improving public image of the transit system and to develop pedestrian and cyclist friendly infrastructure.

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