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Air quality specialists support first Low Emission Zone to be created in India

  • Date 26 Nov 2021

An ancient heritage site in India is to implement the country’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ).
Bhubaneswar in India is developing an LEZ following a capacity building project led by Ricardo, a global energy and environmental consultancy. It will be focused on improving air quality in Ekamra Kshetra, the historic temple area of the city. The project will also see an LEZ developed in Leon, Mexico.
Ricardo’s air quality team partnered with Hevas Innovación, a Mexican consultancy, to develop effective actions to reduce air quality impacts from transport across six cities in India and in Mexico.
Claudia Hernandez, Project Manager for GIZ, a German development agency that funded the project, described Ricardo’s inputs as “professional and high quality, adapted to the multicultural contexts”.
Charlotte Day, Project Technical Lead for Ricardo, said: “To be able to provide direct assistance in the preparation of a Low Emission Zone in the historic area of Bhubaneswar is extremely exciting, and a great privilege.”

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