Hyderabad city is now recognized as a fast emerging metro city that is subjected to environmental issues that a city normally is exposed to. Urbanization means population pressures, increased polluted air and congested traffic jams.
The major issue that citizens of Hyderabad are facing now is, undoubtedly, pollution, caused by heavy traffic jams, since carbon emission cause foul air. The city people have to breathe air that causes much damage to their health.
How does polluted air affect the citizens’ health?
- One can suffer from cardio-vascular diseases.
- Lung diseases.
- Cancer and so forth.
What is the solution to avoid carbon emissions?
- Less traffic jams.
- Less carbon emissions.
- A transport system that would emit less carbon emissions.
How can city pollution be avoided?
The best way out appears the oncoming Hyderabad Metro Rail, which is not only a rapid transport system, but also will emit less carbon emissions, that causes less pollution to the air.
How will HMR impact city environment?
There will be less traffic jams, as more people will make use of HMR, and not make use of their personal vehicles. Less vehicles on the road will mean less polluted air. HMR will not emit carbon emissions that would mean less polluted air. HMR is avidly involved in tree plantation to make Hyderabad green. Saplings are being distributed to citizens, so that they actively take part in tree plantation activities of HMR.
Parks are also being set up near respective metro stations of the HMR for the commuters to relax and take it easy, after a hard day’s journey. In fact, these “People’s Hub” are places for citizens to relax and mingle with each other. Children can play without fear and the elderly can take strolls in comfort.
Conscious efforts are on by HMR to link up with major universities and residents’ welfare associations and other major institutes and organizations to promote tree plantation and thus improve the overall ecology of Hyderabad.
A green environment is, indeed, something local citizens will certainly look forward. After all, polluted air can affect one’s health adversely and lead to serious health complications, which can also prove fatal.
HMR, although, facing criticism from some quarters, is extremely keen to ensure that Hyderabad is pollution-free and that citizens, not only have access to a rapid transport system, but also live in an environment that is likeable and comfortable to live in. HMR hopes to reach out to Hyderabadis, by providing them a reliable and dependable travel.