Green Celebrity
Fri, 08 Oct 2010 16:59:20 GMT

Hyderabad's air quality, traffic congestion causing concern

Hyderabad: The level of pollutants in the air and traffic congestion in Hyderabad are on the rise, posing serious health hazards and the hi-tech city needs to wake up, said a report released Thursday.


Hyderabad's air quality, traffic congestion causing concern

"Hyderabad is in imminent danger of losing out on the gains of its first generation air pollution reforms," warned the report.

Maximum air pollution in Hyderabad is caused by its rapidly growing number of vehicles. The city has 2.6 million vehicles and every year 0.2 million new vehicles are registered - which means 500-600 new vehicles roll out on to Hyderabad's roads every day.

Estimates indicate the traffic is growing four times faster than the population.

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