It Is Time to Make Navi-Mumbai Pollution Free!

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The recent Deonar fire gave us a glimpse of what Mumbai would be like in high Delhi-like pollution levels. Despite having the sea nearby it took 4-5 days for the smoke, dust pollution to clear from the air. Recorded Air Quality Index during that time was 325 in the morning and 341 inn evening.

While the  alarming levels have now dropped the story is still the same for certain patches in Mumbai ( read Chembur, Andheri, Sion among them). This air problem is slowly spreading to the suburban areas as well.

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While you can always blame the government for not caring for the health of its citizens we think it falls upon us too to care for our city.  Keeping this concern in mind, NMMT is organizing a Bus day in Navi Mumbai to promote the use of public transport. It’s aim is to convince Mumbai residents to use public transport on 23th Feb 2016 and to avoid private vehicles to keep the pollution and traffic in control! So come forward to lend your hand to make Navi-Mumbai Pollution Free!


This initiative will run with the help of Zophop app and Green Society Forum.

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What is NMMT BUS DAY?

What is NMMT BUS DAY?
Bus Day is an awareness initiative by NMMT in assoication with the public transport app Zophop and GSF to promote the use of public transport among people. The bigger aim is to convince people from all strata of the society to start using public transport for their everyday travel. It is a call to all the citizens of Navi Mumbai to use public transport on 23rd Feb, 2016 for their getting about in the city.

What is so special about NMMT Bus Day?
Bus Day has been suggested by NMMT and a few other enthusiastic participants( Zophop and GSF ). The idea behind Bus Day is to observe changes which can be brought in the city trying to respect environment-traffic situation aiming to improve the health of individuals.

What should be done on Bus Day?
We should not use our private vehicles for one day. We should use public transport, walk a little more and plant trees.

Who are the people participating in Bus Day?
It is an event for all citizens of Navi Mumbai as well as for corporations around Navi Mumbai i.e., all individulas, companies, government organizatoins, auto-rickshaws, NMMT, Navi Mumbai Police…and everyone who lives in Navi Mumbai and cares for the environment of the city.

What is the responsibility of these participants?
Everyone has to either use or help others to use Public Transport. As an individual, do not use your cars for a day, use only Public Transport. Companies should permit all employees to come to the office by bus. Auto-rickshaws should take fair fare, the traffic police should manage the situation on road.

How can Bus Day be a success?
Bus Day will be a success if we see that the roads are not congested, there is less noise pollution on roads( read: no more honking), when we can see a change in traffic around us, if we cannot see smoke rings around street lights in night, if we can see winter fog instead of smog, if, in the night sky we can see the stars clear and bright.Bus Day has been planned on 23rd February 2016. On that day we request you to leave your personal vehicles behind and JUST TAKE A BUS to commute!


To get real-time information of buses on this special day, kindly use this app.

Buses, the environment and NMMT BUS DAY

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Motor vehicle emissions are the main source of air pollution in major cities, and make a substantial contribution to greenhouse gas emissions. By driving your car an average of 50 kilometres a day, you contribute around 4 tonnes of greenhouse gases, particulates and smog–causing pollutants to the atmosphere every year. This pollutes the air we breathe and contributes to environmental degradation.

You can help reduce air pollution in your city by swapping your car trip for bus travel wherever possible. Every bus trip has the potential to keep around 50 cars off the road. Imagine the reduction in air pollution, noise pollution and traffic congestion if every person in India swapped their car trip for bus travel, even just once every week.

Take the bus for a better environment for you and your family.
Bus today,for a better tomorrow