“If strict restrictions for capping automobile licenses are followed, Delhi’s citizens can reap triple benefits: cleaner air, quicker and safer transportation, and more money in their pockes.” The authors present seven measures that Delhi’s Aam Aadmi government can implement and that “are within its reach” and can make a difference. They also explain that capping the number of automobiles allowed on Delhi roads through auction (like Singapore does), would generate money for the city and its residents. The Hindu. Read it on delhiair.org.
(Aseem Shrivastava is the co-author of Churning the Earth: The Making of Global India (2012) and James K. Boyce is Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.)