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Policy action

First generation action has begun. The city is far from meeting the clean air standards, especially for particulate matter. The rapidly growing number of vehicles poses threat to the first generation reforms. Clean fuel program, vehicle phase out and push to public transport can be expected to provide some respite. Policy decisions and action so far in the city

Action on vehicles:

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

Jaipur

Jaipur is the political and economical capital of Rajasthan. The city currently houses a population of around 3.9 million in an area spanning 200 sq. km. It is historically the first planned city of the country built in a period of 4 years from 1727 to 1731 AD. Today, Jaipur is the center for education and employment opportunities in the state as well as a vibrant tourist destination. The improving socio-economic status, easy availability of vehicles, increase in population and lack of good public transport is resulting in steep growth of vehicles.

Lucknow

Lucknow currently houses a population of almost 2.5 million in an area of around 162.7 sq km. It is the political and administrative capital of Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of India and has always been a major trading city of the north. The growth of Lucknow in recent years has resulted in huge demand for transport. Transport infrastructure, however, has not grown correspondingly and is therefore highly inadequate leading to a dramatic rise in the number of vehicles.

Policy action

Lucknow is among the most polluted cities in the country. Lack of transport infrastructure and growing number of vehicles further exacerbates the problem. First generation action saw introduction of CNG, construction of flyovers and upgradation of the city bus services. 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

  • CNG programme for autos, buses and other vehicles have been established

Kolkata City Dialogue on Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda For Action

The collaborative workshop on Air quality and transportation challenge: An agenda for action in Kolkata was a joint initiative of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, Kolkata and the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment. Dialogue held on March 16, 2011 in Kolkata was attended by nearly 300 participants.

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The collaborative workshop on Air quality and transportation challenge: An agenda for action in Kolkata was a joint initiative of the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority, Kolkata and the New Delhi based Centre for Science and Environment.

City Evaluator Network

What is your city doing about cleaning up the air, protecting public health, promoting sustainable modes of travel to make your city liveable? If you believe in change and want to be the part of change in your city get involved. 

Join the City Evaluator Network (CEN) which is a countrywide network of volunteers. You will help:

  •  to undertake surveys,

  •  track data and information on policy,

  •  identify public action on clean air, transportation and mobility,

Work Overview

Making policies and taking action is a positive step but it also needs to have tangible results. Initiatives taken in cities need to be evaluated on a common basis. Regular assessment of action not only helps to improve performance but also motivates to continue one’s efforts. Rapid City Assessment evaluates cities on the basis of their action implementation and consequent improvements in urban air quality and mobility with local inputs from our voluntary City Evaluator Network.
 

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