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This report discusses the impacts of transport projects on wildlife and biodiversity in Asia, and how to address them by integrating road ecology principles and green infrastructure to balance construction with environmental conservation.

The Review of Sustainable Transport Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific: Addressing the Challenges for Freight Transport is the biennial publication of Transport Division. The edition of 2019 is produced at the three-year mark of the five-year Regional Action Programme for Sustainable Transport Connectivity in Asia and the Pacific (2017-2021).

Over the past two decades, two-and-three-wheeler fleets have expanded at an annual average rate above 7%. It is expected that the current stock will double every five years.

While heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) are just 5% of vehicle sales in China, they consume nearly 50% of all on-road transport fuel.

Many energy consuming consumer durable goods, such as home appliances and vehicles, are subject to energy efficiency or greenhouse gas standards.

The European vehicle market statistics pocketbook offers a statistical portrait of passenger car and light commercial vehicle fleets in the European Union, updated annually. The emphasis is on vehicle technologies and emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants.

Criticising the traffic management in the national capital, a Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs has noted that the Delhi traffic police is mainly focusing on regulating traffic at red lights and intersections and paying little attention towards violation of rules on roads.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Electrical Vehicle Policy, 11/12/2019. The Union cabinet has approved the scheme titled 'Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Electric Vehicles in India Phase II (FAME India Phase II)' for promotion of Electric Mobility in the country.

Question raised in Rajya Sabha on Pedestrians killed in road accidents, 09/12/2019. The State-UT wise details of Pedestrians killed under the category of road user during the last three calendar years i.e. 2016 to 2018 are given at Annexure.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Implementation of Motor Vehicles Act, 05/12/2019. The increase in fines/penalties is to ensure greater compliance and enhance deterrence for violation of traffic rules to a large extent.

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