After the Chandigarh Administration has strictly imposed the entry of diesel-driven auto rickshaws in the city from adjoining states i.e. Punjab and Haryana, the recent data of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee has recorded dip in the pollution level of the city.

“From the day the UT strictly enforced the ban on running of diesel-driven autos in the city, there has been a slight and significant dip in the pollutants’ concentration”, says Danish Asraf, Member Secretary, CPCC. He said the CPCC recorded the data at three places — at IMTECH (Sector 39), PEC (Sector 12) and in Industrial Area. In winters, the concentration of particulate matter and other gases in the lower troposphere takes a lot of time to dissipate in the atmosphere because of the low temperature. He said the effect of the ban on diesel-driven autos had been positive this week and it would clearly show accurate results after a few days.

Source: January 16, 2016, The Tribune