Tackling Air Pollution in Kathmandu

Haze and Dust in Kathmandu / AFP

According to Ashok Dahal and Annabel Symington of Agence France-Presse,
a powerful bus lobby prevents the implementation of legislation which would relieve pollution in Kathmandu. A government ban on public vehicles older than 20 years introduced in February has so far yielded only four minibuses and one bus being taken off the road.  An estimated 2,500 fail to meet new age requirements for vehicles.  Read more in The Nation Multimedia: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/news/life/living_health/30312948.

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