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“A great step forward”, says CSE, on the Union government’s move to leapfrog to Euro VI emissions standards in 2020

  • Diesel car emissions will be reduced to the level of petrol emissions; diesel particulate levels from diesel cars, buses and trucks will come down drastically

Make bus the game changer, says CSE

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

CSE extends support to the odd-even number formula but expresses disappointment at too many exemptions granted to several vehicle segments

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. 

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Bengaluru residents actually breathe in air which has 3-12 times higher pollution levels than the ambient level – says CSE study in the city

  • 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

CSE welcomes landmark judgment of Supreme Court to implement urgent measures for controlling pollution in Delhi-NCR

  • 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. 

CSE welcomes the move to restrain diesel cars in Delhi

  • 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

CSE Invites Journalists in and around Bangalore to attend workshop on air quality and transportation December 18, 2015

Dear Friend, 

Cities in India are paying a heavy price for development. An increase in the use of private transport is a key factor for deteriorating air quality in several Indian cities. How is Bengaluru faring, and what does the data on other Karanataka cities show?

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Date: December 18, 2015

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