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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.

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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