Metro in Nagpur - an Indo-German-French joint effort

02.11.2018 - Press release

Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney and his French Counterpart, Alexandre Ziegler, visited the Nagpur metro just a few months before the expected public opening.

During a joint visit, they learned about the almost completed project. The expansion of the metro in Nagpur represents a successful German-French-Indian joint venture. A total of 42 km of rail network with 42 stations and 70 wagons and two maintenance stations for the trains will be financed.

The expansion of Nagpur Metro is the largest single project in German financial cooperation with India. Germany is providing a loan of 500 million euros.

Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney in Nagpur with his French counterpart, Alexandre Ziegler
Ambassador Dr. Martin Ney in Nagpur with his French counterpart, Alexandre Ziegler© GIZ

Germany and India celebrate 60 years of successful development cooperation this year. The focus of today's collaboration coincides with the Indian Government's priorities for renewable energy development, sustainable urban development, and environment and resource conservation.

At the heart of the global partnership are climate protection and the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The development of urban centers as an engine of economic development is becoming increasingly important.

At the government consultations in May 2017, Germany and India agreed to cooperate more in urban development and above all in urban mobility. Germany wants to provide an additional one billion euros (84 billion rupees) for the expansion of urban infrastructure in India by 2022.

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