Low Emissions Zones (LEZ) in Indian Cities

August 09, 2023

What is needed?

Globally, area based approach to regulating mobility and vehicle movement in targeted zones in cities is gaining credence and popularity to combat air pollution and decarbonize transport climate change. These initiatives are designed to meet a broad set of objectives: — mitigate emissions and carbon intensity of transport; accelerate carbon neutral mobility, clean vehicles and zero emission battery operated electric vehicles (ZEV); combat traffic congestion; promote accessibility, safe movement of all and improve livability and equity. All of these together are expected to reduce healthcare costs and increase productivity

Broadly, low emission zones (LEZs) are areas demarcated within cities or regions where access is restricted either through physical restrictions or through differential pricing based on emission levels of vehicles.



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