Curbing Air Pollution With Odd-Even, CNG, and Electric Vehicles

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Air pollution in North India has become one of the major concerning issues, with the country’s capital Delhi topping the list of the world’s most polluted cities. The calamitous effects of this can be seen all across the northern half of the country. Apart from Delhi, some of the major cities dismayed by the air pollution are Lucknow, Jaipur, Meerut, Patna, Kanpur, Bhopal, etc. People, in large number, are complaining of heart diseases, infections in lungs, and various other medical disorders.

The government of NCT of Delhi recently came up with the Odd-Even scheme to keep a check on the capital’s air pollution levels. The rationing program allows only odd-numbered vehicles on odd days and even-numbered vehicles on even days. Although, it has lessened the level of pollution to some extent, the AQI of Delhi is still in the hazardous zone. The exemption of two-wheelers has also hampered the cause of this Odd-Even rule.

While the use of CNG has been contributing to keep a check on the pollution levels, it has become important to make bikes eco-friendly. As a responsible citizen of India, it is our responsibility to keep the country and its air clean and fresh. The concept of e-bikes is an absolute ray of hope for the next generation. Instead of using petrol bikes, the need of the hour is to move towards using electric two-wheelers, which companies have been focusing on, recently. From Hero to Revolt bikes and from Sahara Evols to Okinawa, a number of bike-manufacturers have entered into the business of e-bikes.

Many entrepreneurs in India have lauded and supported the use of electric two-wheelers to make the environment healthy. Recently, during the launch of Sahara Evols, Subrata Roy, Sahara India Pariwar founder, said, “For the first time, we are introducing a complete EVs ecosystem in India. Sustainable and environment-friendly modes of transportation are the need of the hour to cut the country’s burden of crude oil imports and also benefit our future generations.”

Last modified: November 28, 2019

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