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Car-free day brought down pollution 60 pc in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal

PTI 22 Oct 2015, 21:55:55 IST

New Delhi: Traffic is the "main culprit" contributing to Delhi's pollution and "comfortable" public transport is key to reducing it, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said even as he claimed that car-free day held today brought down pollution level by 60 percent.  

"Car free day impact - Almost 60% redn in pollution noted on that road. It means traffic is main culprit. We HAVE to reduce traffic," Kejriwal posted on the micro-blogging website, Twitter.

"Comfortable, reliable, accessible public transport system n better designed roads is the key. I'll personally work on this," he tweeted.

Read Also: Car-Free Day: Arvind Kejriwal on cycle with roadmap for pollution-free Delhi

Hundreds of people were today led by Kejriwal in a cycle-rally here between Red Fort and Bhagwan Das Marg to mark Delhi's first car-free day, aimed at encouraging people to use public transport.

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, other cabinet ministers, Chief Secretary and bureaucrats also participated in the rally.