|Project Title||Status of pollution generated from road transport in six mega cities|
|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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