Pollution- any solution?

Respiratory diseases are increasing at an alarming rate of 5- 6% every year in the city according to a specialist in asthma, allergy and respiratory diseases. A study by Traffic Engineers Safety Trainers has revealed that nearly 22% children in the city are affected by the air pollution. Cause: pollution through fuel emission from vehicular traffic.
Water borne diseases have been on the rise particularly gastroenteritis and it is particularly worrisome during monsoon season. The water treatment plants are overfed and many layouts use untreated water.
Noise pollution is increasing mostly due to the auto rickshaws which have become an essential means of transport in the city. The second culprits are the BMTC buses.
Then there are the open drains all round the city, garbage dumps in every layout, lakes polluted through dumping of industrial waste and other domestic waste, drains being clogged by plastic waste.
Where are we headed? What can we do to arrest this?

1 Comment so far

  1. Thejesh GN (unregistered) on June 26th, 2006 @ 5:25 pm

    Auto rickshaws and BMTC should be forced to use CNG or something similar.
    Better public transport (more volvo?) could reduce number of cars on the road.
    Long term would be metro :)

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