February 2017

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Global: Is India ready for the BS-6 changeover?

India is the seventh-largest country in the world by land mass. Urbanization is taking place at a rapid pace: According to the country’s 2011 census, more than 377 MM Indians live in nearly 8,000 towns and cities. This count represents more than 31% of the country’s total population.

Kanwar, R., Contributing Writer

India is the seventh-largest country in the world by land mass. Urbanization is taking place at a rapid pace: According to the country’s 2011 census, more than 377 MM Indians live in nearly 8,000 towns and cities. This count represents more than 31% of the country’s total population. The country has wide variety in climate, from harsh cold to sweltering heat. Barring the national highways and a few other exceptions, roads in these urban areas are potholed or even non-existent. With the number of damaged and inadequate roads in the country, the manufacture of nearly 24 MM vehicles in India during the year ending March 2016 appears absurd. The odd combination of bad, perennially overcrowded r

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