Over 7,000 diesel autos to be phased out in Ggn
Gurugram: After the National Green Tribunal's (NGT) strict order of banning 10 year old diesel vehicles in Delhi –NCR, the district administration is all set to phase out 7,000 autos from the city and rest of them have been provided with strict instruction to turn into CNG.
There are more than 20,000 diesel autos that are shuttling in the city. Large scale pollution by these vehicles is considered to be one of the main reasons for Gurugram leading the charts in air pollution.
The absence of effective and widely available public transportation in the city has meant that large number of commuters is still dependent on these transport mediums for the daily travels.
Taking cognisance of the situation, more than 500 e-rickshaws were recently inaugurated by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari during his visit to Gurugram. There are also plans to introduce 500 city buses.
"The unfortunate aspect about revamping public transportation system in Gurugram has been about major announcements but no implementation. Bureaucratic delays have often delayed the much needed reform of improving the mass transporation mechanism," said Dhruv Rathee, a city resident.