The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has agreed to finance the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) in conducting studies related to urban transport with an aim to reduce the effects of climate change and strengthen public transport, reports the Indian Express.
A press release issued by PMC said that the bank will finance the technical study and $1 million would be the budget to undertake this study. Two major areas where ADB would provide technical assistance are for preparation of an integrated transport strategy with review of existing comprehensive mobility plan and to conduct a feasibility study of travel demand management options in Pune.
Along with Pune, Mumbai has also been selected for a similar study. The study about the transport strategy will be undertaken to encourage the concept of ´moving people´ with increased walkability and dependency on public modes of transport at the neighbourhood level, supported by macro projects like Metro, BRTS.