Business Wire India
  • Indian Cities including Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata & Mumbai share ideas and drive progress on air quality and climate change with global cities through C40 Cities Group
  • Mayor of Bengaluru and Mayor of London to co-chair a dedicated C40 Network of global cities to tackle air pollution  
Mayor of Bengaluru, Sampath RajThe Mayor of London, Sadiq KhanMark Watts, Executive Director, C40
  • 45 km of new wider sidewalks on 50 major city centre roads are improving walkability, reducing fatal accidents and supporting more people out of vehicles and walking. The Tender SURE Project is the first of its kind in India where new infrastructure such as storm water, water, sewer and telephone cables are being re-laid along with pedestrian infrastructure
  • Phase 1 of a new metro system is now complete and operational, making it easier for citizens to travel around the city without their private transport.
  • Bangalore is also working on last mile connectivity to all the metro stations by implementing Station Access Plans and thereby improving ease of access to metro stations
  • The state-government-run public transport operator is transitioning its current fleet of 6,300 diesel buses to an all-electric fleet of close to 12,000 buses in the next 10 years. The Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation will shortly launch a tender for 150 electric buses
  • Penalty orders have been issued to businesses and citizens caught open garbage burning – a major contributor to air pollution. The city has already achieved 50% citywide segregation at source and has identified 16 streams of waste
About the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group