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Delhi Plans to Spend $600 Million to Clean the World’s Worst Air

  • City state focusing on electrifying transport, official says
  • One-fourth of Delhi’s power to come from solar in three years
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Dialogue & Development Commission of Delhi Vice Chairperson Jasmine Shah discusses Delhi’s climate plans. He speaks with Haslinda Amin and Rishaad Salamat on “Bloomberg Markets: Asia”.

India’s Delhi state plans to spend $600 million over three years to electrify most of its public transport to improve air quality in one of the world’s most-polluted cities.

The state, which regularly tops global air pollution charts, is working on a strategy to make 80% of its buses electric by 2025, set up more charging stations and switch one-fourth of its power supply to solar to tackle the problem, said Jasmine Shah, vice chairman of the Delhi government’s Dialogue and Development Commission.