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Policy action

Policy is quintessential for action implementation. It is the government’s tool to ensure enforcement. To see what different cities are doing scroll down..

Agartala
Agartala plans to be a CNG run city by 2013 and is also promoting battery operated vehicles. First generation reforms to improve fuel quality and enforce EURO norms have been successfully implemented.
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Bengaluru
First generation action has taken roots in the City though it is yet to meet the clean air standards. LPG has been promoted as an auto fuel and city is improving its public transport systems
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Chandigarh
First generation reforms have been successfully implemented and the fuel quality has been improved. Actions to upgrade the public transportation system are being considered and introduction of low floor buses is a promising step forward.
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Fazilka
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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Guwahati
Guwahati has taken lead in introducing JnNURM buses in the north east and the bus system is experiencing growth in ridership. The current master plan is based on integrated transport-land use planning and aims to improve mobility. This plan is based on traffic and transportation studies. Read more...
 
Hyderabad
First generation action has taken roots. This has helped in arresting the rising trend in pollution. The city has yet to meet the clean air standards. Efforts to upscale public transport systems and regulate parking are positive signs.
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Kanpur
First generation action has taken roots. The city is far from meeting the clean air standards. Though an industrial city, vehicles have become a continuously increasing source of pollution. Clean fuel program and industry measures can be expected to provide some respite.
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Kolkata
First generation action has taken roots but the city has yet to meet the clean air standards. Kolkata is making efforts to reduce air pollution – its decision to phase out 15-year-old commercial vehicles from plying within the Kolkata Metropolitan Area and to make a transition from old polluting two-stroke engines to cleaner four-stroke engines running on LPG are steps in the right direction. But much more will have to be done.
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Mumbai
The city has implemented first generation reforms and clean fuel programs are running successfully. Many projects have been proposed to upscale the public transportation system in the city and the city’s future depends on the implementation and efficiency of these initiatives.
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Pune
First generation action has taken roots. This has helped in arresting the rising trend in pollution. But, the city has yet to meet the clean air standards. Pune is moving towards second generation reforms and has taken several progressive initiatives to improve mobility.
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