Delhi’s car restrictions may not reduce pollution: Indian-American expert: The Business Standard

“The odd-even restrictions for cars being experimented with in New Delhi will not work to improve the national capital’s air quality due to its geographical location and the long-range airmass floating in from north and northwestern India, says an Indian origin US professor who has been analyzing satellite data.

The odd/even restriction will be of great help in reducing the traffic but wouldn’t do much to reduce concentrations of fine particles, Ramesh Singh, a professor at Chapman University in California, told IANS in an e-mail interview during an extended visit to Varanasi, from where he obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees.

“My views are supported by data from NASA’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) satellite,” said Singh, who was formerly a professor of civil engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur.” Business Standard. Read it on delhiair.org.

Delhi’s car restrictions may not reduce pollution: Indian-American expert

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