Calcutta High Court has ordered elimination of polluting public transport from Calcutta streets from April 1, 2009.
This will mean withdrawal of 70% of buses. Auto-rickshaws have been asked to modify their engine and use only gas as fuel. The order has infuriated bus and auto unions. In fact, earlier attempts to ban the polluting vehicles from the city failed due to strong resistance.
Goutam Gupta has the details.