Clean Air Initiative: GlobalClean Air Initiative: AsiaIniciativa del Aire Limpio: América LatinaClean Air Initiative: Sub-Saharan Africa
Advanced Search
Countries
Topics
CAI Listserv
Air Quality Newsletters
Opportunities

Better Air Quality (BAQ) 2008
was held in Bangkok, Thailand
12-14 November 2008

Join the CAI-Asia Partnership

West Bengal Bans Pre-1990 Commercial Vehicles from Calcutta
The state government of West Bengal in India is ordering all commercial vehicles manufactured before 1990 off the roads of the Calcutta (Kolkata) Metropolitan Area unless they convert to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) by the end of the year.

The Telegraph (17 May 2005) KOLKATA, INDIA: The state government of West Bengal in India is ordering all commercial vehicles manufactured before 1990 off the roads of the Calcutta (Kolkata) Metropolitan Area unless they convert to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) by the end of the year.

Transport department officials say more than 50,000 vehicles—including some 9,587 taxis, 7,464 buses, 6,784 auto rickshaws, 1,164 minibuses and nearly 30,000 trucks and vans—will have to be taken off the roads after the ban comes into effect.

A recent study by the Calcutta-based Chittaranjan Cancer Research Institute and Calcutta University indicated that close to 50% of the city’s residents suffer from major respiratory disorders. Cases of lung cancer are also increasing throughout the city because of the high level of air pollution.

Source: http://www.greencarcongress.com/

Quick Links

Who we are:
- CAI-Asia Center
- CAI-Asia Partnership
- Country Networks

Key documents:
- Annual Report 2008
- Fuel Roadmap
- Country Synthesis Reports
- Compendium | CitiesACT.org
- Benchmarking Report
- Quarterly Report (Center)
- Newsletters
................................more >>

Country / City
India
Classified Under
News
News > 2005
Related Topics
Policies and instruments > Government initiatives and regulations
In-use vehicles > Mandatory scrappage
Governance and sustainable transport in general > Sustainable transport policy

Secretariat: CAI-Asia Center, 3510 Robinsons Equitable Tower, ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines 1605
Tel: +632 3952843 to 45 / Fax: +632 3952846