The Union ministry of urban development has evolved a system for evaluating urban transportation services in cities across India.
Kolkata is on warring path to free its roads from the extremely polluting two-stroke three-wheelers that use a noxious cocktail of dirty and waste fuels as lubricant. The High Court has cracked whip to ensure that its orders to phase out and replace them with cleaner four-stroke three wheelers on clean fuels like LPG are implemented. Kolkata now joins the league of other Indian and Asian cities that have taken similar measures to address the pollution from these vehicles and to ensure that this important inter-mediate public transport are clean.
Nascent policy action has begun in some small and big cities of India to move away from car centric development.
Several cities in India including Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, have begun to take steps to implement fiscal measures to address the problem of air pollution and congestion.