The Central Board of Control of Pollution (CPCB) has said that trucks represent 12 percent of air pollution.
He also said that gas emissions from heavy-duty vehicles are considered as one of the main reasons for the increased air pollution in Delhi, and therefore it is not surprising that Delhi is labeled as one of the most polluted cities in the world.
According to Polash Mukherjee, the researcher at the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) are a specialist in clean air, sustainability and mobility, road dust, vehicle emissions, the source of industrial point and account biomass for toxicity in the air.
He added that “According to the World Health Organization (WHO), diesel emissions is considered a class of carcinogens and an emission diesel powder coated creates enormous damage to human physiology.
Anandajit Goswami, a research associate with the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), told ANI that there is a great need to ensure effective enforcement of laws related to pollution to address the issue of environmental degradation.
Recalling an incident from his childhood, Goswami revealed that his friend who lived in a slum area of Kolkata and his father was a truck driver transporting rice across the country. That friend’s father used to give information on how each state of India seemed, whether in Bihar, Andhra Pradesh or, or Maharashtra. But at the same time, they were also informed about the truck used to move slowly.
The reasons cited for this include poor roads, inefficient technology, poor quality of vehicles, problems related to traffic, such as bottlenecks in the entry and exit points a various city and demands for bribes.
Other factors were the low wages and scarce fuel. Therefore, if a truck driver drove fast and ran out of fuel, then he had to pay money to the burden of his pocket. They also had to pay to get out of the city and several officials.
This system still prevails today. Truck drivers do not have the necessary incentive and save money whenever they can.
And this decision to travel to a snail’s pace eventually leads to air pollution in cities.
Only an interdisciplinary policy can solve the problem of air pollution.
Goswami said there is a need for a system to solve all the interrelated problems of environmental degradation are embedded with the biggest social challenges.