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New govt data shows AAP's odd-even rule did not improve Delhi's air quality

The main reason for the failure is because no more than 25% of fine, toxic particles are emitted by cars and trucks in winter

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Abhishek Waghmare | IndiaSpend 

As Delhi’s air quality begins to deteriorate with Diwali, new government data indicates that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government’s restrictions on cars based on odd-even number plates—between January 1-15, 2016, and April 15-30, 2016—did not improve the air quality in the world’s 11th most polluted city.

The main reason the odd-even system cannot check air pollution is because no more than 25% of fine, toxic particles are emitted by cars and trucks in winter, according to this 2016 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT-K) study, which ...

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First Published: Fri, October 28 2016. 14:12 IST
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