Monday, February 20, 2017

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Annual Cost of Congestion in Delhi = Rs 60,000 crores

According to a study done by IIT, Madras,as the vehicular population rapidly grows in the capital, the study projects the congestion cost would increase to the tune of around Rs 98,000 crore by 2030 unless steps are taken to tackle the daily mayhem. It has recommended dedicated lane for buses since "the productivity loss due to congestion delays of commuters who use buses accounts for about 75% of total cost of congestion".  Read the full article @ Times of India

Friday, February 03, 2017

Database - Summary of 2015 Meteorology for Indian Districts

To support India’s air pollution modeling framework, we processed the NCEP Reanalysis global meteorological fields for 2015 through the 3D-WRF meteorological model. We have presented a summary for 640 districts here. The processed data is available for each of the districts as a text file, which includes hourly surface wind speed, surface wind direction, precipitation, surface temperature, and mixing height – key parameters which determine the intensity of dispersion of emissions in the region.

An infographic above shows prevalent wind directions in 16 major cities and a summary of all the meteorological parameters over Delhi is presented here. We also conduct 3-day meteorological forecast for the region covering the Indian Subcontinent and the National Capital Region of Delhi, updated everyday at ~7:00 PM (India Standard Time).