To tackle pollution in the national capital, the Transport Department of Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government and the University of Chicago Trust (UC Trust) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to facilitate an evidence-based approach to reducing vehicular pollution in the national capital.
The strategic partnership will enable the establishment of a research unit that will design innovative policy interventions for pilot and evaluation. The MoU is a step ahead in augmenting the Transport Department’s ongoing programs to reduce air pollution in Delhi, said the University of Chicago Center in Delhi in an official statement.
Highlighting the aim of this collaboration, Ashish Kundra, Principal Secretary, said, “We are excited to work closely with the researchers from the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago Trust in India (EPIC India) and incorporate the application of research and policy expertise with the foresight to generate new policy initiatives and solutions, alongside a rigorous evaluation of the transport department’s existing programs.”