Air Pollution

Public reluctant to drop diesel for CNG: Centre


  1. The Centre remained non-committal on phase out of old diesel fleet to cut air pollution.
  2. It blamed the common man’s reluctance to dump diesel for CNG fuel.
  3. Govt. pointed out that already 32% of total CNG stock in the Capital were not utilised by the public.
  4. The lack of interest may be due to the increased VAT charged, making diesel cheaper than CNG.
  5. The court is looking at various measures to solve roadblocks to implement a more effective and accessible public transport system in Delhi and the outskirts.

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