Bhubaneswar: With a view to cope with the rapidly growing mobility needs of Bhubaneswar, the fastest growing city in East India, the Odisha government is preparing a Low-Carbon Mobility Plan (LCMP) for the city.
The plan is being developed jointly by the Housing and Urban Development Department (HUDD), Government of Odisha and the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), in cooperation with Deutsche Gesellschaftfür Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. This will serve as a strategic vision document and mobility blueprint for the city of Bhubaneswar to developand monitor its urban transport sector.
Preparation of this LCMP is being supported by the Integrated Sustainable Urban Transport Systems for Smart Cities (SMART-SUT) project implemented jointly by GIZ, HUDD and BDA in Bhubaneswar as a part of Indo-German Technical Cooperation. The LCMP primarily envisions the mobility of people and goodsin Bhubaneswar to be secure, reliable, affordable and efficient while also enhancing the economic, social and environmental sustainability of the city.
The plan will provide a 20-year vision with goals and targets updated every five years from 2019 to 2040. These will be aligned with the vision identified under the Smart City Mission of Bhubaneswar and endorsed by citizens and other key stakeholders which is to make Bhubaneswar a transit-oriented, livable, and child-friendly eco-city and regional economic centre.