9 Delhi in­hales smoke

Down to Earth - - THE FORTNIGHT -

Delhi boasts the world's largest fleet of CNG buses. Achiev­ing this was not easy. It took decades of right-to-clean air cam­paign, public in­ter­est lit­i­ga­tion, Supreme Court or­ders and over­com­ing ef­forts of auto-mak­ers to dis­credit CNG. ("The CNG sab­o­tage", March 1-15, 2001). Sadly, diesel ve­hi­cles still out­num­ber CNG buses. To­day, Delhi's toxic air is mak­ing global head­lines once again.

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