Agartala

Agartala is the capital city of one of our eastern most states of India, Tripura. Even with much smaller vehicle numbers the city is witnessing increase in pollution levels and severe congestion. The city is built for walking and cycling and buses. The city must retain its strength and not let cars take over the space.

Agartala plans to be a CNG run city by 2013 and is also promoting battery operated vehicles. First generation reforms to improve fuel quality and enforce EURO norms have been successfully implemented.

City Facts
Air and mobility facts
Congestion:
Peak hour traffic speed in Agartala varies from as low as 8 kmph to 24 kmph. About 40 per cent of the road length has speed less than 20kmph. About 60 percent of road length has speed varying from 20-30kmph

Action on vehicles

  • Euro II and Euro III norms for vehicles and fuels

  • Strengthened PUC system with new equipment and norms;

  • Plans to make all public and private vehicles in Agartala run on CNG by 2013.

  • 788 CNG autos, and 65 cars/ taxis in 2008-09

  • Phasing out  of old vehicles

  • New buses introduced

  • Entry time of transit commercial vehicles restricted

  • Battery operated three wheelers are being encouraged.

 

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