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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 08:13 PM IST

Delhi’s two-wheelers, diesel-run vehicles too need curbs: Experts

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New Delhi: The Delhi government’s plan to regulate vehicular traffic is a welcome step to curb the alarming levels of pollution in the city, but the move will be effective only when there is a check on two-wheelers, diesel-run trucks and buses, experts say. Two-wheelers in the city make up to two-thirds of the motor vehicles in the city, according to the Delhi Pollution Control Board. So, of the 90 lakh vehicles registered in the city, some 60 lakh are two-wheelers. Besides, over 1,400 vehicles are being added each day to the city’s vehicular numbers, says the Centre for Science and Environment. Experts argue that since two-wheelers are the highest contributors of vehicular pollution, there is a need to keep a tab on these as well.

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Published on: Wednesday, December 09, 2015, 12:04 AM IST
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