Just tail gate an autorickshaw in Bangalore, and you would be swamped in the thick blue smoke. Wonder why even after switching over to natural gas, this vehicle is spewing so much of toxicants into air?
The pollution control board thought that changing the fuel from kerosene ( yes you read it right) to Gas which can not be contaminated will solve the problem.
No, our enterprising autowallah continued his ways. Here is how he creates the pollution and smiles away to more pocket money.
- Use substandard 2T oil as lubricant. Since this does not burn completely it gets emitted as smoke. This is used for lubricating the petrol engines. Since the autos just changed from liquid fuel to Gas which was mixed with air in carburettor. Much better as he dillutes these lubricant with other cheaper solvents and spirits.
- Do NOT get your engine serviced. You save money since the piston rings need to be replaced periodically.
RTO & Pollution control board – are you awake and listening?