Wednesday, December 17, 2014

In Delhi - 1 in 7 Own a Car and 1 in 3 Own a Motorcycle

One out of seven Delhiites owns a car on an average while one of three persons has a bike in the national capital, as per a Delhi Government report. According to the statistical report released today, more than 24.74 lakh cars and jeeps plied in the national capital in the period between April 2012 and March 2013, and their number increased by 1.55 lakh to 26,29,343, in 2013-14. A total of 5.19 lakh new vehicles hit the city roads in 2013-14 as against 3.36 lakh in 2012-13.

As per Census 2001-2011, the population of the national capital is around 1.67 crore. "On an average, out of seven Delhiites, one person has his own car or jeep while of three persons, one city resident possesses one bike or scooter in the national capital," the report said. The report also stated that as on 2013-14, there were 78,686 taxis while 40,947 buses, including ambulances, plied in the national capital. According to the Delhi government, there are 91,840 auto-rickshaws reported till 2013-14, up from 86,838 in the previous year.

Dismayed at the increasing level of air pollution in Delhi, the National Green Tribunal had on November 26 barred all vehicles which are over 15 years old from plying in the national capital. More than 29 lakh vehicles will go off the roads following the NGT order banning such vehicles.

Read more at Economic Times

No comments: