To protect the health of its citizens, Singapore may tighten its automobile emission standards to the Euro III level immediately. These tougher standards will help limit fine particulate matter.
Though a steep registration fee helped restrict the number of automobiles and motorbikes in Singapore to 708,370 last year, land transportation authority data showed that the lungs of Singapore's 4.3 million inhabitants have begun to feel the traffic's effects. According to estimates, half of Singapore's pollution comes from motor vehicle exhaust, and the emissions from diesel trucks account for almost all of the fine particles in the air coming from vehicles.
We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless. You can further help us by making a donation. This will mean a lot for our ability to bring you news, perspectives and analysis from the ground so that we can make change together.
Comments are moderated and will be published only after the site moderator’s approval. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Selected comments may also be used in the ‘Letters’ section of the Down To Earth print edition.