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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.
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Vehicle density makes traffic crawl
HYDERABAD: Hyderabad has started to slow down, as far as the average vehicular speed possible and commuting time in the city is concerned. And the cause happens to be the sharp rise in two and four wheelers that takes the city ranking high among those with high density of vehicles. According to a note brought out by the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) for a workshop on air quality and transportation challenge, the city has 26 lakh vehicles and goes on adding about 2 lakh more each year which translates to about 500 to 600 new vehicles joining the city roads every day.
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Metro rail project receives flak
HYDERABAD: The Chairman of Supreme Court's Environment Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority (EPCA), Bhure Lal on Thursday asked for the voice of civil societies and voluntary groups to be heard and an opportunity provided to express their concerns about the Hyderabad Metro Rail project. At a workshop ‘Hyderabad City Dialogue on Air Quality and Transportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action' held here, several civil society and voluntary group representatives launched a vociferous tirade against the government for ignoring their criticisms about the mega project and not holding even a public hearing to elicit opinion from stakeholders.
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Hyderabad traffic and air pollution analysis released by APPCB and CSE
Hyderabad, October 7, 2010: In 2003, Hyderabad started taking steps to contain its air pollution. As a result, PM 10 levels dipped from 72 microgramme per cubic metre (mg/cum) to 66 mg/cum. But in 2009-10, the spectre of elevated air pollution and traffic congestion has come back to haunt the city. Hyderabad, in fact, is in imminent danger of losing out on the gains of its first generation air pollution reforms -- says an analysis of recent air quality data done by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), a New Delhi-based research and advocacy organisation.
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`Much of Hyderabad is critically polluted' 
HYDERABAD needs to contain the ever-increasing air pollution and traffic congestion, and soon. For any delay, warns NGO Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), will take a toll on the health of its people.  “A larm over worsening air quality and traffic congestion in Hyderabad. The city has to do much more in the interest of public health,” CSE says in its report, ‘Hyderabad City Dialogue on Air Quality and Tr ansportation Challenge: An Agenda for Action’.
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'Pollution one of city's biggest problems'
HYDERABAD: “Hyderabad is in imminent danger of losing out on the gains made in reducing levels of air pollution during our analysis of air quality data,” said associate director (Research and Advocacy) of the Centre for Science and Environment, Anumita Roychowdhury.
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Pollution check ahead for metro rail project
HYDERABAD: In what appears to be bad news for the ambitious Hyderabad Metro Rail project (HMR), Dr Bhure Lal, Chairman of the Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) said Thursday that "Hyderabad does not require HMR" and felt Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) could well provide a perfect answer to the problem of traffic congestion in the city
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