Kanpur is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is spread over an area of 260 sq km with a population of 25.51 lakh. The population is expected to increase to 48 lakhs by 2030 which amounts to adding a whole new Kanpur in 30 years. Even though it had originally grown as an industrial town, manufacturing is shrinking in this city. The city has strength in terms of heavy usage of cycling and walking but due to neglect the city is losing this advantage. Air pollution levels are one of the highest in the country. The city requires hotspot measures to check pollution and protect public health.
First generation action has taken roots. The city is far from meeting the clean air standards. Though an industrial city, vehicles have become a continuously increasing source of pollution. Clean fuel program and industry measures can be expected to provide some respite.
Air and mobility facts
Congestion: Personal vehicles clog the streets but NMT is often blamed Average journey speed close to 20 km per hour