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|9th February 2008, 12:21||#16|
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Just lowering the emissions wont be of any help.
Mass transit Systems are the answer, so lucrative the people choose that over driving.
10 guys are gonna say that im asking for too much, but such a system already exists.
They too come up with stuff like the metro in delhi in ALL MAJOR cities.
that will drastically cut down on pollution. Most, if not a majority, prefer to use the metro over driving.
The buses and trains running on fossil fuel pollute more through the day than a bunch of house cars/bike would in a whole month.
This also would help in decongesting traffic. Apart from that i think that the new cars coming in are up to euro 2 norms, plus euro 3 on its way, euro one has been here for a while, and the old cars(older than 96) are lesser in number and soon they will be off road coz of spare/servicing issues plus they don't contribute to the pollution due to the their sheer number so, shouldn't be targeted, coz they will be off the road sooner or later or be given an option of an engine replacement.
However This IDEA should be implemented for the government buses running which pollute like they are farting their way to glory.
|29th December 2009, 13:51||#17|
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Auto industry fumes over Power Min plan to rate mileage
The auto industry is miffed over a move by the Power Ministry to start rating passenger cars on the basis of fuel economy by next month, stating manufacturers are already making public the mileage of vehicles.
The nodal agency for implementing energy conservation programme, the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) is expected to implement rating of cars on the basis of fuel efficiency charging about Rs 200 per unit from manufacturers.
"A proposal is with the Power Ministry. It is likely to be approved soon and start by January. The energy efficiency rating of cars will be on a voluntary basis initially, and made mandatory later," a Power Ministry source said.
Consultations have been going on with the automobile industry on the issue for the past 3-4 months and the proposal was modified accordingly, another Power Ministry source said.
However, when contacted, a senior Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) official, said no such consultations took place on conditions of anonymity.
"No documents or papers ever reached us. It is being done single handedly by BEE," the official said, adding such ratings are unwelcome as manufacturers are making public and constantly upgrading mileage of their vehicles.
"What is the benefit that customers are going to get from the BEE rating?" the SIAM official said.
SIAM has already implemented a voluntary programme from April this year, under which all of its members declare mileage of their vehicles certified by the Automotive Research Association of India.
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