Green mobility in India
The chancellor of Germany, Miss Angela Merkel announced that she would invest a billion euros over the next five years on environmentally-friendly urban mobility in India. As she saw the pollution level in India. Delhi recorded its worst air quality of the season on Friday as the pollution level touched the ‘severe plus’ category, which further prompting authorities to shut schools till November 5, as well as ban all construction activities and declare a “public health emergency”.
When the chancellor of Germany, visited the country she felt the worst spells of air pollution in Delhi/NCR, also emphasized on the need to replace diesel-run public transport with electric vehicles.
She said that they have been agreed to co-operate on climate protection and green urban mobility and have earmarked 1 billion euros, towards this Germany would also put in 200 million euros to reform the bus sector in Tamil Nadu. Coming back to the topic she said that as the pollution level in India is very high it would be a good idea to replace diesel buses with electric ones. She also said, that Germany would also like to work with India on various segments including healthcare, agriculture and artificial intelligence.
On Friday, India and Germany agreed to deepen efforts to resume stalled negotiations for a free trade agreement between India and the European Union (EU).The negotiations for the pact have been held up since May 2013 as both the sides failed to bridge substantial gaps on crucial issues.
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