From a greenhouse gas point of view, there are numerous chances for implementing measures that both reduce VKT and CO2e emissions, while yielding net increases in consumer utility. These interventions will need to be massively scaled-up, particularly in the cities of the rapidly urbanizing parts

This report responds to a request from Senator Jeff Sessions for an analysis of the environmental and energy efficiency attributes of light-duty diesel vehicles.

Mandakini Gahlot

New Delhi, July 27 The number of vehicles on the Capital's roads has been growing at a fast pace. And now this growth is expected to speed up further. Newsline looks at some figures

* The two decades between 1981 and 2001 have seen a phenomenal increase in the growth of vehicles and traffic in Delhi. The number of motor vehicles has increased from 5.13 lakh in 1981 to 32.38 lakh in 2001. The number of buses in the same period has increased from 8,600 to 41,483

The Indian Foundation of Transport Research and Training (IFTRT) has said that the Delhi Government's policy to give tax incentive to owners of diesel-run light goods vehicles (LGVs) if they bought CNG-run LGVs in order to make the Capital's air cleaner has failed to evoke any response from the truck operators concerned.

There was not even a single voluntary response to the Delhi government's ambitious scheme of persuading operators of old diesel-run light goods vehicles (LGVs) to switch over to new CNG-run vehicles by offering them a whopping Rs 80,000 (12.5 per cent) tax incentive per vehicle. Out of a total of 38,500 diesel-run LGVs registered, over 5,000 are between 14 and 15 years old The scheme which was announced in February this year to persuade owners of 14 to 15 year old diesel-run light goods vehicles to switch over to more eco-friendly CNG-run ones, closed on April 30.

Chandigarh: A Complete and revised survey on the proposed Kundli-Manesar-Palwal Expressway has revealed that nearly 35,000 vehicles would pass over this 135-km stretch after it would be laid completel

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