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pongamia buses: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) is running its 81 buses in Doddbalapur station (rural Bangalore), on a 10 per cent pongamia blend. These buses consume 6,000 litres of diesel, out of which 600 litres will be replaced with the biofuel. "We will convert all rural depots in taluk headquarters to a 10 per cent pongamia mix, in a phased manner,' said Anand Rao, KSRTC Environmental Officer.

sc for ctr road: The Supreme Court has allowed for the construction of a new road through Uttar Pradesh (UP) avoiding Corbett Tiger Reserve (CTR) in Uttaranchal (UA). In July 2005, both UP and UA governments agreed on a new road alignment (See