Project Profile

Project Title Status of pollution generated from road transport in six mega cities
Project Code 2011EE02
Project Status Completed
End Date February 2014
Sponsor(s) Central Pollution Control Board
Division Earth Science & Climate Change

The transport sector has always been a significant contributor to the emissions estimates of cities. The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) intends to take up a study to know the 'Status of Pollution Generated from Road Transport Sector'. The objectives of the study are as follows:
(1) Estimation of vehicular emission load in terms of CO, VOC, NOx, SOx, PM, ammonia, greenhouse gases, etc.
(2) Evaluation of various factors effecting emission load from vehicle and development of correction factors for the realistic estimation of the emission loads.
(3) Development of emission inventory of vehicular sources in selected cities/towns (Hyderabad, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Patna, Lucknow, and Sholapur).
(4) Estimation of total vehicular load (both tail-pipe and evaporative emissions).
(5) Estimation of contribution of different categories of vehicles towards total vehicular emission load and identification of category contributing the most.

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