Delhi-Mumbai 10 Lane Expressway too Polluting

38875531_10160792116650008_3843731353208094720_nOctober09, 2018 (C) Ravinder Singh

When World needs to Invest $2.4 trillion every year to limit GLOBAL WARMING to 1.5 degrees to save 420m People – more than 100m in India along 7000 kilometer coastline – hundreds of Large and Small Cities, Towns and Villages – India is wasting public money on Most Polluting National Highways, Elevated Highways through cities.

World may need $100 trillion to Limit GHG Emissions to Present Level – India is Guzzling Petroleum & Coal – 200m tons each and Growing at 10% which is neither SUSTAINABLE NOR DESIRABLE.

95% automobiles, 25m sold in India yearly are Small Cars and Two Wheelers.

By 2022 India may be IMPORTING Rs.20,00,000 Cr worth of Petroleum, LNG, Coal every year – 30% more pollution the way Highways are being developed in three years to 2022. In last three years India imports of Crude Oil, Petroleum Products and LNG has increased 34% from 151m tons to 202m tons.

Delhi Mumbai EXPRESSWAY being pushed by the Government at this time is least desirable when in the busiest Ahmadabad to Mumbai section –

Ø Bullet Train, Ahmadabad- Mumbai Expressway, Freight Corridor already coming up,

Ø Double Main Line track already in existence, National Highway and State highways are already operational.

Ø Airports and Shipping connectivity being upgraded and developed.

Ø Highways are MOST POLLUTING Transport in present times,

Ø Highways are not FAST for Indian Trucks, best efficiency at 60 kmph, Cars and Two Wheelers Average 60kmph to 80kmph.

Ø This year PETROLEUM & LNG Imports bill may cost over Rs.10,00,000 Crores,

Ø Instead of 42,000 kilometers of Main Highways – GoI ought to invest in RAIL PASSENGER HIGH SPEED CORRIDORS [Not Bullet Trains].

Government of India has decided to develop 42,000 km of Economic corridors, Inter Corridors and feeder routes to improve the efficiency of freight movement in India under the Bharatmala Pariyojana. One of the projects of the Bharatmala Pariyojana is Delhi-Mumbai Greenfield Expressway via Jaipur and Vadodara.

Ravinder Singh, Inventor & Consultant, INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND PROJECTS

Y-77, Hauz Khas, ND -110016, India. Ph: 091- 8826415770, 9871056471, 9650421857

Ravinder Singh* is a WIPO awarded inventor specializing in Power, Transportation,

Smart Cities, Water, Energy Saving, Agriculture, Manufacturing, Technologies and Projects

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