Even when the outcry over air quality in the capital was at its shrillest, registrations for the Delhi Half Marathon reached a new high. Here’s what runners have to say about pollution as a deciding factor for participation.
Some 50 Indian cities are looking at existing and proposed metro rail networks to relieve woes related to mobility and congestion. But with the prevailing planning, land use, and connectivity, will that remain a pipe dream?
Emissions from transport constitute one of the primary pollutants leading to the shocking levels of air pollution in the capital region. Reducing this through an overhaul of transportation policy should therefore be top priority.
The unprecedented focus on air quality in the national capital over the last two weeks has been made possible by the access to scientifically validated real-time data, among both citizens and policymakers.
If you are getting a panic attack every time you receive an SMS asking you to link your Aadhaar to something or the other, this will take you stepwise through the process for your bank account, mobile connection, PAN card, LPG and ration card.