Decision-maker interest rises in TRUE Delhi real world emissions testing

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Air quality in the Delhi region is notoriously poor. This remote testing campaign and analysis will provide new information about the real-world pollutant emissions of vehicles to inform future policy decisions.

In India, TRUE partner the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) has started outreach work to raise the issues of urban air quality and the impact of vehicles on the Delhi Region ahead of the launch of the new TRUE vehicle emissions analysis.

The project has been undertaken by ICCT with support from the Clean Air Fund, in collaboration with the Gurugram Police, Gurugram Administration, National Highways Authority of India, and the Raahgiri Foundation. The Delhi Transport Department has supported the campaign which aims to provide valuable data to policymakers seeking to address the impact of the region's high-emitting vehicles.

Briefing meetings on the project techniques, initial findings and policy implications have included government, private and civil society representatives, including Kailash Gahlot, Cabinet Minister in the Delhi government with the Transport portfolio. Other attendees of these consultations included NGOs the Clean Air Fund, HCAH India, Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, and the Raahgiri Foundation, as well as the World Bank and Indian private organisations, including Nagarro, Makemytrip, Accor, and Airveda.

The ICCT also shared preliminary findings of the remote sensing campaign. at a high-level consultation organised by the Gurugram Police

"This study is particularly important to understand the real-world emissions from the vehicles in Gurugram, while they are running on the road. As this data shows, real-world emissions from transport vehicles are higher than type-approval limits, with few exceptions," said Amit Bhatt, India Managing Director, ICCT.