A U.K. government-sponsored urban planning strategy for Mysore and Madurai promises to significantly cut the carbon footprint of the two growing cities.

Upcoming neighbourhoods in Mysore, for instance, can enjoy around 36 per cent energy benefits and 13 per cent lower commuting time, among others, by adopting certain low-carbon techniques, it was said at a workshop on low-cost master-planning organised by the British High Commission on Thursday.