Buoyed by earlier success, Delhi government holds second car-free day in capital


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.

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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. ”

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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) is an air pollutant that is a concern for people’s health when its levels in air are high.

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