Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental health threats in the world, causing 7 million deaths every year (WHO, 2014). Nearly three-quarters of cities in India exceed the prescribed standards for ambient air quality (CPCB, 2020; David et al., 2019). For several air pollutants, including fine particles (PM2.5), emissions from the road transport sector are the fastest-growing urban emissions sources (Goel et al., 2015).
The following are some of the important things we’ll try to understand in this blog :
The total number of registered motor vehicles in India was 230 million as of 31.03.2016, an increase by more than 300% when compared to the year 2001 (MoRTH, 2018) with a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 9.6% CAGR between 2001 and 2018 against a population CAGR of less than 2% during the same period (SIAM, 2019; World Bank, 2020). Based on current projections, the number of vehicles is expected to grow even further to 649 million by 2030 under a business-as-usual approach to the transport sector.
Approximately 483,000 to 1,267,000 people in India die prematurely each year due to outdoor pollution, according to scientific literature (WHO, 2016; Purohit et al., 2019). This costs the Indian economy between US$28.8 billion and $37.4 billion annually in premature death and morbidity costs, respectively (Pandey et al., 2020). This amounts to 1.36% of India’s gross domestic product.
Cars, trucks, buses, off-road vehicles, and planes are all considered mobile sources of air pollution. The three main causes of pollution emissions from commercial vehicles are :
The study found that gasoline is more expensive than diesel and that this is a major factor in emissions of pollution. The study also fo/und that the exhaust gas from a diesel engine contains more harmful pollutants than the exhaust gas from a gasoline engine.
The study shows that the emissions of carbon monoxide from commercial vehicles are more than the emissions of other factors contribute to the pollution
73% Pollution from the Transport Companies
There are many ways to reduce pollution emissions from commercial vehicles in India:
Fleetable can provide a number of benefits in reducing commercial pollution,
Many other things can be done such as-
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