ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Have CNG Regulations in Delhi Done Their Job?

The impact of compressed natural gas regulations on the spatial dynamics of air pollution in Delhi and its surroundings is evaluated and the levels of air pollution in Delhi is compared vis-a-vis major cities in India. Two significant findings emerge. First, the post-regulation state of air quality in Delhi and its surroundings is significantly worse than the domestic and international standards of air quality. Second, the data reveals that no significant improvement in air quality has been made in the post-regulation period, alluding to the fact that the reduction in air pollution because of cng regulations on buses, taxis and autorickshaws has been offset by a phenomenal increase in the number of private vehicles, particularly cars and non-cng heavy vehicles.

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