The Healthy Air Coalition was launched in the city today, to combat air pollution and its health impacts. As part of the initiative, forty new air quality monitoring stations will be installed in the city to gather high-quality data on air pollution
Years of negligence towards public transport has finally resulted in today’s congested and polluted Bengaluru. All the catastrophe is well-documented in data, yet it hasn’t got enough attention from the government.
Weeklong monitoring along seven major Bengaluru roads, including Hosur Road, Outer Ring Road and MG Road during peak traffic hours showed alarmingly poor air quality levels everyday! Cardiologists advise walkers, cyclists to stay away from busy stretches.
With leaf litter often set on fire by the roadsides, along with other trash, Bengalureans are getting affected. Children are most vulnerable, and toxins released during burning garbage affect lungs, according to experts.