Kochi City has been selected as one of the 100 cities worldwide and one among the 3 cities in India including Nagpur & Ahmedabad, for Mobilise Your City (MYC) program. The “Mobilise Your City” membership certificate was received by Smt. Soumini Jain, Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation, along with Shri. Elias George, Managing Director, Kochi Metro Rail Ltd.

Kochi City Corporation submitted the application for MYC for Kochi city in November 2016, with Kochi Metro Rail Limited as the supporting technical expert in preparation of application. The MYC steering committee, in December 2016, intimated Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation regarding the selection of Kochi. MoUD & GoK are in the process of getting the bilateral agreement signed between Dept. of Economic Affairs, Govt. of India and AFD by end of March 2017.

Mobilise Your City is a global climate initiative for integrated urban mobility planning, and one of 15 international transport initiatives of the UN Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA). MYC is a multi-donor action, jointly co-financed by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO), the French Ministry of Environment, Energy and The Sea (MEEM), the French Facility for Global Environment (FFEM), and the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB). The initiative is implemented by its founding partners ADEME, AFD, CEREMA, CODATU and GIZ. Besides contribution to the international climate process, MYC contributes to the UN’s Agenda 2030, specifically Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

MoUD had proposed Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority-Kochi as the implementation agency for MYC initiatives in Kochi, whereas MoUD would be at the National level for implementation of MYC program. The “Mobilise Your City” Membership Certificate was handed over to Smt. Soumini Jain, Mayor, Kochi Municipal Corporation, on 16th March 2017 in a function organized within the KMRL office.

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