EMBARQ experts highlight importance of sustainable transport.
Naya Raipur Development Authority (NRDA) and EMBARQ organized a half-day workshop on March 25 highlighting the importance of sustainable transport in Indian cities.
The workshop involved more than 50 senior goverment officials and delegates from the state of Chhattisgarh.
EMBARQ Senior Transport Engineer Dario Hidalgo presented on "Urban Transport: Problems and Perspectives" to share principles of sustainable transport from around the world. EMBARQ India's Senior Transport Specialist Amit Bhatt gave a presentation exploring the possibility of extending a bus rapid transit (BRT) system in the new city of Naya Raipur.
Naya Raipur, a greenfield city, is being planned as the new administrative capital of Chhattisgarh. Naya Raipur is planning a BRT system that would improve mobility for people living in the new developments of Naya Raipur, as well as the current capital city of Raipur.
EMBARQ is assisting NRDA in planning and designing the new city. Further meetings are planned with the Raipur Municipal Corportation and Raipur Development Authority.
Other workshop participants included:
Mr. Rajesh Munat, Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Environment, Government of Chhattisgarh
Mr. P. Joy Oommen, Chief Secretary, Government of Chhattisgarh
Smt. Kiranmai Nayak, Mayor of Raipur
Mr. Anil Baijal, former Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Goverment of India