CHANDIGARH | Centre for Science and Environment



Chandigarh is one of the most planned towns of India. This is also one of the richest cities witnessing spurt in personal transport. This city needs to scale up its public transport transition.


Air and mobility facts

Vehicle: Galloping numbers


How people travel? Maximum people are on foot, and in public transport

Total Vehicles    

Policy action

Action on vehicles

- Compulsory ‘Pollution Under Control’ (PUC) certificates for vehicles has been introduced by Chandigarh Traffic Police. Regular monitoring by the Traffic Police ensures reduced pollution of air from vehicles. On an average about 700 challans are issued every year.

- Lead free petrol was introduced in Chandigarh in early 2000. Other clean fuels like LPG are also introduced in city.

- Mobility management: Routes of HTV and interstate buses in the city are specified.

- Cycle tracks have been developed along all major Margs and important Paths in Chandigarh. 116 low floow high quality buses have been introduced

- Chandigarh offered subsidy of 15 per cent on battery-operated vehicles.


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