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06 September 2012

MUMBAI: Bumper-to-bumper traffic in Mumbai is not only pushing up citizens’ frustration levels, it is also increasing vehicular emissions on key routes in the city by 33% to 75% during peak traffic hours.

A study prepared by the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI) which will be released on Thursday shows that travelling from Worli to Chembur after 6pm makes a petrol car guzzle nearly twice as much fuel as during off-peak hours. This doubles the vehicle’s carbon dioxide emissions from 390gm, during the trip, to 780gm……

Read more: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-09-06/mumbai/33649129_1_emissions-petrol-car-co2

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Written by csirindia

September 10, 2012 at 10:27 am

Posted in NEERI

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