The impact of air pollution on the human health and the ecosystem is increasingly been linked to the growing transport sector. A major intervention that Delhi is counting on is the extension of the metro rail system, to shift the motorized transport trends to the metro rail. The expected level of shift is uncertain, which depends on a number of factors.

Like many cities in India (and in the developing world), Delhi lacks the necessary number of operational air quality monitors. This paper presents a proposal to monitor particulate pollution cheaply and effectively and a methodology to map the pollution over city for understanding the hot spots and studying exposure levels.

This document describes the methodology used in a recent project to measure pollutant emission factors and conduct detailed characterization of particulate matter (PM) emitted by

The air pollution is a growing problem in a number of cities around the world. Over the years, starting from the days of the infamous London smog and Los Angeles smog episodes, the cities around the world have established programs to better understand the air pollution sources and facilitated ways to control the pollution.

Policymakers in rapidly growing urban areas increasingly recognize that addressing air quality issues is an urgent priority. The developing countries should aspire to imitate the air pollution modeling systems, irrespective of the modeling limitations.

In the transport sector, especially for the PM pollution, the diesel combustion dominates

In National Capital Region (NCR) of Delhi, spreading ~900 Sq. km, the increasing air pollution poses a serious problem due to its direct impact on human health, such as increased incidences of chronic bronchitis, cancer of the respiratory tract, asthma, and induced premature mortality.

The main objective of this analysis was to demonstrate the schematics of the modeling approach in understanding the contribution of brick kiln emissions in Dhaka, the

Asia's increasing population and economic growth has meant that the energy demand is doubling every 10 years, which is more than twice the world average, resulting in an increased risk of human exposure to higher air pollution from fossil fuel burning. In

This paper by SIM-air presents the past and the current air quality management in Delhi, India, including the discussions on the air pollution levels, sources of air pollution, and policy interventions of the past and on-going. It is based on a presentation delivered at the BioVision Conference in Lyon, France, in March, 2009.