Parking policy: Getting the principles right By Anumita Roy Chowdhury

First phase of action has stabilised and avoided pollution. But city’s air is still polluted...

On vehicle technology and fuel quality

  • Enforced Euro II emissions standards in 2000, five years ahead of schedule, Euro III in 2005, Euro IV in 2010.
  • Mandated pre-mix petrol to two- and three-wheelers.

On alternative fuels

  • Implemented largest ever CNG programme Largest ever public transport bus and threewheeler fleet on natural gas.

Other measures related to vehicles

  • Capped the number of three-wheelers Phased out 15 year old commercial vehicles Strengthened vehicle inspection programme (PUC).
  • Efforts made to bypass transit traffic.

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