नई दिल्ली New Delhi: Japan today offered assistance in conducting a feasibility study for mono rail service on a 50-km stretch between Gurgaon on the city’s outskirts and Bawana in North West Delhi.
This was conveyed during a meeting between Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport Akihiro Ohta and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu here.
Ohta led a 20-member delegation including senior officials from the departments of City Planning, Policy Division, Overseas Projects Division, Planning Division, Roads Bureau and Railways Bureau.
The Japanese delegation offered location specific multi- modal transport solutions encompassing metro rail, mono rail and Light Rail Transport for urban areas in India including “intelligent transport solutions” for smart cities proposed to be developed.
Japan has evinced keen interest in a “higher order of cooperation” with India in the urban development sector in line with “special strategic partnership” forged during the recent visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Japan.
Ohta said his visit to India is a follow up to Modi’s recent visit to Japan, which he said has imparted a new dimension to the spirit of cooperation between the two sides.
Ohta said he would take personal interest in propelling cooperation with India in promoting infrastructure development in urban areas.