In Nepal, the Environment Conservation Council, headed by prime minister Girija Prasad Koirala, has stipulated permissible smoke limits of 65 Hartridge smoke unit (HSU) on diesel vehicles and 3 percent carbon monoxide standards on petrol vehicles.
Initially, the new regulation will cover only government and diplomatic vehicles, reports Jan Sharma from Kathmandu. Private vehicles and taxis will come within its ambit in the "near future". Will it attract tourists whom pollution keeps away in droves?
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