After the success of its first care-free day last month, Delhi is organising its second similar initiative in the capital today.
Being held in Dwarka, those taking part in the anti-pollution campaign included Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and his several other cabinet colleagues.
The impact of Delhi government’s first Car Free Day in the national capital had led to a 60 percent drop in the air pollution on the car-free stretch in comparison to the levels observed on a normal day.
A report released by the Delhi-based Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) had said, “The car-free initiative as well as the low traffic load on the national holiday of Dussehra has helped lower the pollution levels and toxic exposure in the city. ”
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when its levels in air are high.