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Delhi govt proposes to augment green cover

Delhi govt proposes to augment green cover

NEW DELHI: In a bid to combat climate change, the Delhi government has proposed to increase the capital's green cover from 20 to 33 per cent by planting over 10 lakh trees. The AAP government, in its State Action Plan on Climate Change, which was submitted recently to the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change in pursuance to the NGT's order, also proposed to increase the fleet of CNG buses in the DTC within one year. Presently there are 4,352 DTC buses which the city government plans to augment to 6,900, the SAPCC said. Besides DTC buses, 1,758 cluster buses, 238 metro feeder buses, 802 mini private stage carriage buses and 6,146 Gramin Sewa are currently being operated in the city, it said, adding that efforts were being made by the transport department to augment the city bus fleet within about one year. The fate of the SAPCC may be decided by the Centre within four weeks, a government official said.

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