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A Smart Shift from Private Cars to Public Transport Can Help to Reduce Smog/Air Pollution in Pakistan

Abedullah Abedullah

No 2022:53, PIDE Knowledge Brief from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Abstract: The term “smog” was used first time in 1950 and described it as combination of smoke and fog in London. Now it refers to a mixture of smoke (pollutants made up mostly of ground level ozone) and mist. Exhaust cloud is the dirty air contaminated with chemical emitting from different anthropogenic activities and it is characterised as the blend of the gasses with residue and water vapors. Air pollution has emerged as a serious environmental threat in the South Asia. According to WHO (2016), world’s top most 20 polluted cities are located in Asia, among them three are located in Pakistan. Since 2016, dense smog blankets the city of Lahore, the capital of Punjab during months of October to December is becoming a serious problem.

Keywords: Private Cars; Public Transport; Smog; Air Pollution; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 4 pages
Date: 2022
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