Air Pollution : Press Releases | Centre for Science and Environment

Air Pollution : Press Releases


It is shocking how bus transport that carries double the number of passengers in Delhi Metro is degenerating when Delhi has to reduce personal vehicle usage to curb pollution and congestion

This can seriously compromise the effectiveness of this emergency action needed to control the peak pollution levels during winter.  Design the programme to make a difference to the air quality of Delhi. 

  • Bengaluru is in the grip of rising air pollution. Official ambient air quality monitoring has shown 57 per cent increase in particulate matter in just four years. In more than 85 per cent of monitoring locations, the levels have exceeded standards

  • Landmark decision from the Chief Justice bench of the Supreme Court stops registration of luxury diesel cars and SUVs in the NCR; bars entry of pre-Euro III trucks into Delhi; doubles the environment compensation charge on all trucks entering Delhi; and mandates all taxis in NCR to convert to CNG. It has also asked for stringent action on trash burning and road dust. 

  • Diesel exhaust has already been branded as human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the WHO has shocked the world

“It is shocking that at a time when killer pollution in Delhi demands strong restraints on car usage, our municipal agencies are pressing flawed laws to stop priced parking in commercial
complexes and malls”: CSE’s Air Pollution Control team

Car-free days and lower traffic volumes on holidays can lower air pollution in Delhi – parking restraint measures can help reduce air pollution

  • Monitoring of emissions from diesel vehicles is particularly weak. If emissions control system in modern diesel vehicles does not work, it can lead to uncontrolled killer emissions of toxic particulates and nitrogen oxides

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