Air quality in the Hyderabad city is predictable to progress with the launch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR).
Hyderabad: Air quality in the city is expected to enhance with the launch of the Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR). Rendering to a study led by VIT University, vehicular traffic is predictable to lessen by 30 percent. This will also clue to a momentous reduction in noise levels.
The section of civil engineering of VIT University newly conducted an investigation on the HMR and its influence on the traffic and the sustainability of the Hyderabad city.
Rendering to the study, the Metro Rail is a non-polluting and environment-friendly system that could play a significant role the growth of a better, restored city and progress the standard of health in the community.
The Metro Rail is anticipated to take over a momentous portion of the traffic load and thus lessen vehicular density on the roads. This will condense the stress on roads and therefore increase the life of the road grid.
Vehicular traffic is one of the foremost contributors to air pollution. Cars, motorcycles, and scooters often discharge high levels of carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.
The usage of the HMR will result in a fall in the number of private vehicles on the roads, and this will aid to reduce emissions. So, fossil fuel consumption and air pollution will lessen. The energy intake of the Metro Rail per passenger per kilometer is one-fifth that of other manners of transport, and this will aid to improve air quality.
A senior environmentalist from the city speaks, “If traffic decreases after the launch of the Metro, air quality in the Hyderabad city will progress by 10 to 15 percent instantly. There will also be less stress on the roads, which will provide them a longer tenancy of life. If the quality of roads progresses, air quality can progress by 30 percent. The Government should effort to ban BS1 and BS2 vehicles in the city, as well as old vehicles more than 15 years. There are many old vehicles that are still being used.”
N.V.S. Reddy, the Managing Director of the HMR, speaks, “The metro will make a giant difference to the quality of life in the Hyderabad city. It will not only improve air quality but also bring about a behavioral change in individuals. We wish to make people more meticulous.”