Ahmedabad’s BRTS chosen as Lighthouse Project as part of UN’s Momentum for Change Initiative

published on November 17, 2012

Ahmedabad’s Janmarg chosen by UN as a showcase project to demonstrate that addressing climate change is not a burden but an opportunity to improve people’s lives

Janmarg will be a Lighthouse Project as a part of Momentum for Change Initiative launched by the UN Secretary General in 2011.

Janmarg the only project in India among the 9 Lighthouse Projects chosen by the UN from all over the world

Providing quick, comfortable and affordable transport to the people of Ahmedabad, Janmarg or the city’s Bus Rapid Transport System is a wonderful case study of how to revolutionize urban transport. Adding to the list of laurels it has won, the United Nations (UN) has chosen Ahmedabad’s BRTS as a showcase project to demonstrate that addressing climate change is not a burden but an opportunity to improve the lives of the people.

Janmarg will be a Lighthouse Project as a part of the Momentum for Change Initiative, which was launched by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the 2011 Durban round of UN climate change negotiations. The Light House projects recognize the actions and progress, indicating a positive environment, transforming an impression of slow progress.

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