AHMEDABAD: Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) was awarded by
the Government of India for leading in economic use of diesel. During 200
5-06, GSRTC had shown an average of 4.72 km per litre.

Despite this, the corporation introduced fuel saving measures. This included proper maintenance, imparting suitable training to drivers, maintaining speed control

Recent efforts to raise fuel efficiency for automobiles in the United States is a welcome first step for reducing carbon emissions from the transport sector. Schipper also suggests that fuel efficiency is not the only step that should be stimulated by national or local policies. Measures that reduce or even eliminate the need for driving must be promoted. These include transit oriented development, mixed-use, high-density neighborhoods, parking and road fees, mass transportation systems and congestion pricing schemes, like the one Mayor Bloomberg has proposed for New York City.

BY JOHN CRAWLEY
WASHINGTON

An accelerating US consumer shift from sport utility vehicles and pickups to more fuel-efficient cars should reduce rollover, but safety experts worry a lighter fleet poses serious risks despite air bags, anticollision systems and other advances.

A bus rapid transit system is a bus route that operates in a dedicated lane, where passengers pay prior to boarding at boarding stations. Bus rapid transit systems can provide a number of environmental, economic, and social benefits in cities where they are implemented.

The dramatic projected rise in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Asian [and wider] cities poses a major challenge for the world. Population growth, increased urbanisation, the rise of
megacities, increased average incomes and consumption mean that travel demand is rising rapidly. The supply of transport funding and infrastructure to meet these challenges lags behind

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Fuel economy improvement will also help the Indian industry, which is aiming to globalize, to become more competitive. The societal benefits in terms of fuel savings can be enormous. Also the ancillary benefits from the avoidance of green house gas emissions escalation will be significant. Without fuel economy
regulations there can be steady increase in size, weight, and power of vehicle fleet as has been noticed in other countries and also in India. While technology is advancing rapidly in other regions, there is huge potential for rapid diffusion of

Bigger cars buck improving trend The Pune based Automotive Research Association of India has shared random data cluster on fuel economy with the New Delhi based Centre for Science and

Or not Europe shows how complex the diesel predicament can get if fuel economy regulations and local pollution abatement strategies are not equally stringent. The car industry in Europe agreed

The Supreme Court in its order of 4.10.1999 called for suggestions regarding emissions control from two-wheelers and three-wheelers. The EPCA, in its earlier report of August, 1999, had made a brief recommendation that on scooters, which are high emitters of particulate, suggesting that the norms be tightened further, and the next set of standards be announced early.

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