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Mayors, councillors from across India to discuss pollution at Gujarat meet

About 1,000 mayors and municipal councillors from across the country will meet on Tuesday in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar to find sustainable solutions to rising air pollution and traffic congestion in urban areas.

india Updated: Nov 08, 2016 12:24 IST
HT Correspondent
About 1,000 mayors and municipal councillors will meet in Gandhinagar to find sustainable solutions to increasing air pollution and traffic congestion.
About 1,000 mayors and municipal councillors will meet in Gandhinagar to find sustainable solutions to increasing air pollution and traffic congestion.(Ajay Aggarwal/HT File Photo)

About 1,000 mayors and municipal councillors from across the country will meet on Tuesday in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar to find sustainable solutions to rising air pollution and traffic congestion in urban areas.

Also on the agenda is making roads pedestrian-friendly and finding smart parking solutions with Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan as the focus states.

These issues will be deliberated at the four-day Urban Mobility India Conference and Expo that will be inaugurated later in the day by Union urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu in the presence Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani.

Aimed at enhancing the knowledge of state and city governments on various aspects of low carbon climate friendly urban transport, the other issues to be discussed during the conference are improving urban transport systems and road safety in the five focus states.

At least 2,500 delegates from India and 25 foreign countries will talk about various aspects of ‘Planning Mobility for City’s Sustainability’ at the conference, which is being held outside Delhi for the first time since its inception in 2008.

Participation in the conference has increased from 500 in 2008 to 2,500 in the Gandhinagar meet.

Minister of state for planning (independent charge) and urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh will present awards for excellence in urban transport and urban mobility on the last day of the conference.