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Recovery tracker: Traffic, workplace visits and emissions on the rise

Many indicators have improved from their recent lows

Vehicular traffic is seen near ITO, in New Delhi on Wednesday.
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Traffic congestion is inching closer to 80 per cent of normalcy in both Mumbai and New Delhi.

Sachin P MampattaKrishna Kant Mumbai
Traffic has picked up in major cities with more and more people going to offices ahead of the year-end.

Other weekly indicators of economic activity also showed gains. Business Standard tracks power generation, pollution data, and goods that the Indian Railways carries on a weekly basis; apart from traffic and location data. They provide a more current picture of the post-Covid recovery ahead of the official data which is often released with a lag. 
 
Analysts globally have been tracking similar indicators to get a sense of the economy as different nations went through lockdowns to control the spread of the

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First Published: Dec 21 2020 | 4:57 PM IST

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