Delhi CNG auto rickshaws (three wheelers) to tackle air pollution problems in India
Over the years India’s air pollution problems have gotten worse. According to a study conducted by researchers in Columbia University and Yale University, India fits…
With this initiative it is expected that purchases of four wheelers and two wheelers in the capital will be reduced as fares of sustainable auto rickshaws will be easy on the pocket. Use of cars and motorbikes are increasing at a rate of 12% and 15% respectively, while use of auto rickshaw and bus are growing at a rate of 5% and 7%.
Ashok Mani of sustainable transport EMBARQ said, “Commuters need to have viable options of transport other than cars” and that rickshaws are an excellent choice to be a part of sustainable transport system. The use of four stroke engines, and CNG to power auto rickshaws places them in the forefront when it comes to controlling or curbing pollution levels.
This apart, the growing number of vehicle owners is adding to air pollution and road congestion. With city sizes increasing and inhabitants growing by the day, it is time that state governments seriously look into efficient and sustainable public transport system to stem car purchases, and reduce diesel consumption that contributes to deadly fumes.