City Action | Centre for Science and Environment

City Action


Policy action

Agartala plans to be a CNG run city by 2013 and is also promoting battery operated vehicles. First generation reforms to improve fuel quality and enforce EURO norms have been successfully implemented.

 

Action on vehicles

Agartala

Campaigns on road safety

Arrive Safe

Arrive safe is a registered society working to improve road safety in Chandigarh and other Indian cities. It is working with various government bodies to find cost effective solutions to reduce traffic accidents and prevent loss of life.

 

Policy action

First generation reforms have been successfully implemented and the fuel quality has been improved. Actions to upgrade the public transportation system are being considered and introduction of low floor buses is a promising step forward. Policy actions implemented in Chandigarh are

 

Action on vehicles

Chandigarh

 Chandigarh is one of the most planned towns of India. This is also one of the richest cities witnessing spurt in personal transport leading to problems of congestion, inadequate parking and air pollution. This city needs to scale up its public transport systems to handle the situation

Policy action

First generation action has taken roots. The city is 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

Campaigns for better urban governance

CIVIC Bangalore

CIVIC Bangalore set up in 1992, by a group of individuals from diverse background -- business, development and social sciences, academic and professional to make Bangalore a better place. CIVIC’s priorities are inclusive, transparent and participatory governance.

Campaigns for better urban planning

 

Environment support Group

Environment Support Group (ESG) is an independent not-for-profit non-governmental organization, founded in 1996 with a focus on research, training, campaign support, and advocacy.

 

Action:

City action -- Hyderabad: CSE conducts city dialogue on air quality and transportation challenges, proposes agenda for action

Hyderabad, October 7, 2010: In 2003, Hyderabad started taking steps to contain its air pollution. As a result, PM 10 levels dipped from 72 microgramme per cubic metre (mg/cum) to 66 mg/cum.

hyderabad_city_dialg.jpg

Be the change

Change is possible in our cities.  Public action has made this possible. Unhealthy air pollution spikes are lower in cities in the lead. They have saved lives. 

Please fill out the form

Follow us on 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
gobar times