Urban Development Minister Reddy calls for low-cost public transport

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New Delhi, Dec 5(ANI): Union Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy on Saturday emphasized on the importance of making low-cost public transport more user-friendly and accessible as a convenient mode of transport across social strata.

Delivering the valedictory address at the second Urban Mobility India Conference - 2009 in the national capital, Reddy said: "We need to upgrade the class status of our bus services."

Reddy further pointed out that how the agenda for Urban Mobility planning and policymaking should focus more on pedestrian-friendly infrastructure and should promote walking and cycling as easy modes of short-distance transport.

The three-day conference concluded today with a special session on Sustainable Urban Transport. (ANI)

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