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  1. Car-free day brought down pollution 60 pct in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Car-free day brought down pollution 60 pct in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

Traffic is the "main culprit" contributing to Delhi's pollution and "comfortable" public transport is key to reducing it, CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal...

By: | Published: October 23, 2015 9:13 AM

Traffic is the “main culprit” contributing to Delhi’s pollution and “comfortable” public transport is key to reducing it, CM and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said even as he claimed that car-free day held today brought down pollution level by 60 percent.

“Car free day impact – Almost 60% redn in pollution noted on that road. It means traffic is main culprit. We HAVE to reduce traffic,” Kejriwal posted on the micro-blogging website, Twitter.

“Comfortable, reliable, accessible public transport system n better designed roads is the key. I’ll personally work on this,” he tweeted.

Hundreds of people were today led by Kejriwal in a cycle-rally here between Red Fort and Bhagwan Das Marg to mark Delhi’s first car-free day, aimed at encouraging people to use public transport.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, other cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary and bureaucrats also participated in the rally.

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