Is high fuel price in Delhi defeating the purpose of clean environment?


Is high fuel price in Delhi defeating the purpose of clean environment?

The National Capital Territory of Delhi has been getting BS-VI grade auto fuels well before the rest of the country to ensure that the national Capital can breathe cleaner air. But the very purpose of offering better fuel was seen to be getting defeated as petrol and diesel prices in neighbouring Nodia were cheaper than in Delhi.

In October, lower grade auto fuel in Noida was cheaper by 2.50 a litre, prompting consumers to to fill up their tanks there. The disparity in prices also resulted in fuel sales to drop in Delhi.

Though with the fall in global crude oil prices, the rates at the retail-end have come down, the fuel is still 50 paise cheaper in Noida.

According to the Ministry of Earth Sciences, vehicular pollution contributes to 41 per cent of all air pollution. Read More 

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