Committed to bringing down vehicular pollution during the festive season of Diwali, SIAM – the apex body of automobile manufacturers – organised various free pollution checking camp across National Capital. This initiative was undertaken after the recent ban by the Supreme Court on the sale of firecrackers to tackle air pollution quality this year. Also See – IndiaCarNews Included in 2017’s Top Most Promising Automobile Portals
Free Pollution Under Control (PUC) check-up camp drive was organised across various service centres of automobile manufacturers. The primary focus of the drive was to ensure that there is a minimal impact of vehicular pollution during these critical days and was to make awareness to general public about keeping air pollution under control through regular vehicular checks and ensure a cleaner environment for everyone. Also Read – Auto Expo 2018 Dates, Ticket Pricing & Other Details
As a part of this drive, 134 service centres of various SIAM Members, participated in the pre-Diwali check-up camp. This was in response to a call by Ministry of Environment & Forests (MoEF), Government of India, to engage all stakeholders to check pollution levels in NCR prior to festival season, when the air quality level becomes extremely poor. With the combine effort by various stakeholders this initiative also helped to bring down the pollution level in our capital. Also See – Tesla Picks China Over India For Its First Factory Outside US
It has been observed that October 2017 is the cleanest year as compared to the past three years in Delhi. The Capital has witnessed fewer ‘worse days’ this season in regard to pollution level as compared to past two year October.
Continuous decrease in the air quality, decade over decade, has been witnessed due to various factors including road dust, crop burning and industrial pollution. As a pro-active measure from the automobile industry and with support from SIAM member companies, this initiative was to encourage vehicle users to ensuring proper maintenance of their vehicles, and help in the reduction of air pollution.