Hyderabad Metropolitan Area spreads over 1905 sq.km. The city has 7 million people. Additional one million people enter the city every day. The central core of the city -- only168 sq.km, holds 60 percent of the people and 70 percent of the jobs. Though the city’s air pollution shows arrested trend this Southern city is poised for vehicle explosion. Share of car trips is increasing steadily, taking away space from walkers and public transport users. Congestion has slowed down peak hour traffic. The city needs rapid mobility transition.
First generation action has taken roots. This has helped in arresting the rising trend in pollution. The city has yet to meet the clean air standards. Efforts to upscale public transport systems and regulate parking are positive signs.
Air and mobility facts