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Lucknow, Jaipur & Mumbai among cities with high NO₂ pollution levels: Greenpeace India study

Nitrogen dioxide is a dangerous pollutant that is released when coal-based fuel is burnt in motor vehicles, power generation and industrial processes. A report by Greenpeace India, a non-government organisation (NGO), has analysed NO₂ concentrations in eight of India's most populous cities. This report claims that between April 2020 and April 2021, nitrogen dioxide pollution has increased in Mumbai, Jaipur, Lucknow, Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.

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Models of vehicles manufactured in and before 2005, to be banned in Jaipur from January 1, 2021

ll commercial vehicles that are aged 15 years or older, i.e., all vehicles manufactured in the year 2005 and/or older will not be able to ply on Jaipur's roads, from next year. According to the orders issued by the Jaipur RTO, in compliance with the directives of the National Green Tribunal, these outdated vehicles will be sanctioned a NOC to drive the vehicles outside city limits or in smaller cities.

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