Green Urban Mobility Partnership
India and Germany have been working for more than 60 years together on environment-friendly urban development projects. To further deepen this cooperation, in November 2019, the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the Government of India and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) signed a Joint Declaration of Intent on Green Urban Mobility Partnership (GUMP). Both countries agreed to collaborate more closely to transform urban transport systems through more efficient, people-centric and low carbon mobility solutions.
BMZ agreed to make available concessional loans in the volume of € 1 billion through KfW Development Bank over a period of five years up to 2023. The utilisation of funds is envisaged to cover a wide range of sustainable urban mobility infrastructure improvement measures such as city bus transport systems, trams, water transport, cable cars, non-motorised transport, and multimodal integration. In addition, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) is providing technical cooperation to enhance the capacities of national, state and local institutions and decision-makers for designing sustainable, inclusive and smart solutions for easy and affordable mobility.
The implementation of this agreement is accompanied by a policy dialogue between the Indian and German sides to achieve effective international contributions to fighting climate change jointly. For more information on the Green Urban Mobility Partnership please download the latest GUMP Newsletter.