Easing traffic the Beijing way impractical for Mumbai says government
Traffic curbs suggested by the Bombay High Court to reduce congestion in Mumbai has been termed impractical by Maharashtra.
On June 10, the court had asked the state to try out a traffic restraint scheme. It entailed private vehicles bearing registration numbers ending in particular digits are kept off the road on certain days of the week.
A similar scheme was successfully implemented in Beijing during the run up to the 2008 Olympics—about 800,000 cars were kept off the road each day of the week.
New Delhi-based Center for Science and Environment (CSE) invites you to city dialogue on ‘Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action’. CSE’s clean air and sustainable mobility team is organising this dialogue in collaboration with the Chandigarh Administration.