Presentation on theme: "District Officer (Environment)"— Presentation transcript:
1 District Officer (Environment) Initiative of City District GovernmentLahore to Combat Air PollutionByTariq Zaman KhanDistrict Officer (Environment)City District Government Lahore
2 Background Population Profile Administration Area 1772 Sq.Km 8.1 millionProfileLahore - second largest city of Pakistan.Many historical monumentsCity is also known for its beautiful gardens mostlylaid down during Mughal Empire and British Raj.AdministrationThe City District Government is headed by the District Nazim.Assisted by District Coordination Officer (DCO) asthe Administrative head.Departments are grouped and placed underExecutive District Officers, who are subordinate tothe DCO .
3 Main Source of Air Pollution Vehicular EmissionsMain Source of Air Pollution
4 Increase in Vehicles 2002 2003 2004 Jan 2006 867989 9.76% increase 9425538.5% increase1.1Million14.3% increase1.35 MillionOn average 13,000 vehicles are being registered every Month
6 Air Monitoring Data of Lahore, December 2005 ParameterSpotNOx(ppb)PM10(µg/m3 )SO2(Ppb)CO(Ppm)NO2Noisedb(A)WHOStandards-150500910765Azadi Crossing1678822938975Qartaba Crossing192640476782Chauburji Crossing135534233.17178Charring Crossing221763417.3Source: EPA Punjab
7 THE ISSUES BEING FACED!!! Transport Related Issues Lack of proper Transport PolicyWeak coordination mechanism between various stake holders associated with TransportTransport Policy/ guidelines which are not Environment friendlyMotor-cycle Rickshaw-Bigger Nuisance
9 Two Stroke Vehicles Major source of Vehicular Air Pollution. There was NO Policy to check the emission of Two stroke vehiclesThere is no equipment for the annual passing of the two stroke vehicles (MVEs lack of training and will to check)No investment has gone into the fresh research of the two stroke manufacturingExcessive use of sub-standard engine oil in Rickshaws.
10 TIME FOR ACTION DELETION PROGRAM FOR TWO STROKE VEHICLES The Deletion program launched on 30th December 2003.Registration and Manufacturing of two stroke rickshaws banned from Lahore.Banning on the extension of the Route Permits of two stroke rickshawsTWO years were given for the phasing out process.
11 SOFT LOANS FOR RICKSHAW BUYERS Rs. 1 billion sanctioned for the Green Fund dedicated for green projects including Loans for the RickshawsFive Banks to provide Loan Facility18% initial payment i.e. Rs. 20,000Price of Rickshaw vary from Rs.115,000 to 135,000.Nine 4- Stroke Rickshaw manufacturing companies introduced
12 THE CRUNCH TIME Launch of the Phasing out Process Action Plan submitted to the Lahore High Court under Lahore Clean Air Commission.Meetings held with the Rickshaw UnionsAwareness Campaign launched regarding the ban on the Mall Road.
13 THE CRUNCH TIME DIFFICULTIES FACED AT A TIME OF IMPLEMETATION Strike Calls from the Rickshaw Union.Strategy devised to face the strike callsUnion Leaders spoke against the 4-stroke technology.Difficulties in the sustainability of the standards of New 4-stroke Rickshaws (Complaints)Not enough 4-stroke rickshaws to add more roads in the phasing out process
14 The D- Day MALL ROAD BANNED ON 17TH APRIL 2006 FOR THE 2-STROKE RICKSHAW Introduction of New four stroke CNG RickshawShow of force on the Mall Road by the CDG Lahore60% implementation of ban on the first dayComplete ban on the 2nd day.
15 STRIKE CALLS FROM THE RICKSHAW UNION DemandsTo give more time for phasing out processTo eliminate adulterated engine oilTo withdraw decision to ban Mall RoadTo replace 2-stroke engine with 4-stroke CNG engine.Petition filed in the LHC against the ban on the Mall Road.Meetings held with the DCO and Zila Nazim
21 THINGS THAT WENT IN OUR ADVANTAGE Lahore High Court OrdersPlan for the alternate mode of transport i.e. Presence of 4- Stroke CNG Rickshaw.Enough media supportClose liaison with the rickshaw unionPolitical will!
22 THINGS THAT WENT AGAINST US Substandard manufacturing of 4-stroke rickshaws HENCE the delay in further implementation in phasing out process.Not enough awareness at driver level on the effects of 2-Stroke vehicles.Too much attachment of Unions with the “2-Stroke Rickshaws”.Lack of Air Monitoring System.
23 FUTURE PLANS TOWARDS BETTER AIR QUALITY Launch of first CNG dedicated bus by December 2006Complete conversion to CNG by December 2007 (Engines being imported)Subsidy and Soft Loans for the Bus Service operators.Bus Lane on Ferezepur Road (22km Long) by June 2007Infrastructure for CNG Stations for busesMass Transit System by 2012
24 ACTION PLAN Sr Roads Commencement of Awareness Campaign Implementation Implementation1The Mall10th April 200617th April 20062Jail Road23rd September 200627th September 20063MainBoulevard(Gulberg) 12th October 200618th October20064Canal BankRoad1st January 200715th January 20075Allama Iqbal Road2nd April 200716th April 20076Ferozepur Road2nd July 200716th July 20077Multan Road3rd September 200717th September 20078Old GT Road1st October 200715th October 20079Ravi Road/ Circular Road5th November 200719th November 200710All Roads of Lahore15th November 200720th December 2007ACTION PLAN