Policy action

First generation action has taken roots. This has helped in arresting the rising trend in pollution. The city has yet to meet the clean air standards. Policy decisions and action so far in the city

Action on vehicles

  • The city has introduced Bharat Stage Euro IV norms for vehicles in 2010

  • Strengthened PUC system with new equipment and norms, networked PUC stations

  • Initiated LPG and CNG programme for vehicles

  • Installed pre-mix oil dispensers, restrictions on loose 2T oil sale

  • Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation using biodiesel B10

  • Multi-modal transport system: common ticketing for city buses and commuter trains,

  • Expanding fleet of semi/low floor buses;

  • Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority (UMTA) formed, city has begun the process to commence comprehensive mobility study

  • Attempts to discipline parking, card based parking system introduced

Action on other polluting sources:

  • Industrial pollution control and notices for non-compliance

  • Open burning of biomass and solid waste banned in municipal area ea