Hyderabad, Feb 18: Following the New Delhi footsteps, the air quality in Telangana capital Hyderabad has also become worse. The concentration of particulate matter count surpassed the upper limit set up by government agencies. Not only this, the air quality of Hyderabad was worse than most cities in the south.
In this regard, The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) generated the Air Quality Index (AQI) bulletin which stated that the air quality of Hyderabad was worse than that of Chennai, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati and Rajamahendravaram. The air quality of Hyderabad was worse than 34 cities of the 91 cities that were studied.
According to the media the AQI of Hyderabad was 105 and was in the 'moderate' category. The 'moderate' category air is capable of causing discomfort to people suffering with asthma and heart diseases. The poor AQI in the city can be attributed to traffic and industries.
The pollution in the city has also seen an rise because of the increasing number of vehicles on the road. With a population of around 1 crore, about 1,000 vehicles are added on the road on a daily basis. The Telangana state pollution control board (TSPCB) added that they are making efforts to curb the amount of pollution caused due to vehicles.
Eco-friendly and noiseless electric buses will be launched by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) to curb the amount of pollution caused due to vehicles.