Fazilka | Centre for Science and Environment


Fazilka

A small tehsil of Ferozepur district in the state of Punjab in India with a population of around 70,000 has set an unprecedented example. They have freed up space from cars in busy market centre and introduced rickshaw cabs. This 10.29 sq km town can become a model pedestrian city…

 
Change Makers
Policy action
Fazilka has implemented “Carfree City” concept in the main market area and installed traffic calming devices around the area. Also, Ecocabs cater to the transportation need of the residents.

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City Facts
 
Air and mobility facts
There are 45,000 vehicles in this tehsil with a population of around 70,000 which used to cause congestion on its narrow streets. This is not yet part of the national air quality monitoring grid and hence air pollution data is not available.

 

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