Diesel use down by 16%, Delhi used cleaner fuels more in 2016


Why is Diesel Consumption falling? And does it matter much?

This is being welcomed by many, and various arguments are being given ranging from improved awareness to rising costs, etc.  However, the data suggest something worse is happening.  And even if Diesel goes down, Delhi’s roads are going to be jammed even more. Over a four year period, 3 and 4 wheeled taxis have grown by 90%, while private vehicles are also growing at a rate much higher than population growth.  What this means is that Delhi-ites are moving away from mass public transport and towards taxi based and private transport – both highly polluting.


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