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Assessment of Impact of Vehicular Pollution on Ambient Air Quality: A Case Study of Gurgaon City

Publication Year: 2014

Author(s): Malik D


Gurgaon, an important satellite town in NCR has witnessed tremendous population growth and as a result motor vehicles increased immensely & threatening the urban-environmental conditions. In-spite of innovative approaches to develop Gurgaon in a systematic and coordinated manner, the seriousness of urban problems due to sudden population rise has been accelerating and threatening the urban-environmental conditions in Gurgaon. Transport facilities in Gurgaon are not adequate and have been deteriorating over the years. The development of public transport has not kept pace with traffic demand both in terms of quality and quantity. As a result, use of personalized vehicle and intermediate public transport is growing at a rapid rate. Public has encroached the parking space, footpaths and has further restricted the traffic flow. The levels of air quality due to vehicular pollution would be worthwhile to study. Hence, an effort will be made through this study by considering the above factors and trying to establish a baseline traffic and transport scenario to understand its impact on Ambient Air Quality with seasonal variation, further to establish the relation between total vehicles and air pollutants and to establish relation between various air pollutants and meteorological attributes. CALINE 4 model has been used to predict the concentrations of CO and a sensitivity analysis has been performed with different combination of meteorological and traffic parameters to identify the most influential input variable among the various input variables. Based on the outcome of this study the remedial measure in form of Environmental Management Plan has been suggested to address the problem.

Country: India

Rights: University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES)


Theme: Sustainable transportation | Subtheme: Environment Impact

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