Will Kolkata succeed in phasing out two-stroke autos by July end?
Two-stroke and non-lpg (liquefied petroleum gas) four-stroke autorickshaw will not be allowed to ply in Kolkata from August 1, the Calcutta High Court has ordered. The city has around 38,000 registered two-stroke autorickshaws running on petrol; 30,000 of them are illegal. With six weeks left for the deadline, 20,000 applications were in for replacing two-stroke engines with lpg four-stroke, and 1,600 were replaced, said Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, leader of the Auto Bachao Committee in Kolkata.
The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is organising a three-day orientation programme on Managing Urban Air Quality: Focus on Clean Vehicle Technology, Fuels and Mobility Management in New Delhi from August 6 - 8, 2014 for government officials from different cities of India. The objective of this forum is to promote good regulatory practices in air quality management, clean vehicle technology, fuels and management of in-use vehicle fleet and mobility management.