Pollution As a Consequence of Public Transport: A Case Study of Kolkata, India

Asit Bandyopadhayay, Ashim Banerjee, Partha P. Sengupta

Abstract


One of the vital activities in an urban area is transport. However it also contributes to air pollution, noise pollution and road traffic accidents. Congestion, vibration, community severance and visual intrusion are other transport related problems.

Air quality on the city of Kolkata (a metro city of India) seems to be deteriorating. Pollution level in the city and its outskirts is alarming. This is due to old vehicle plying in the road of Kolkata and illegal vehicle plying violating pollution norms, by using bad fuel such as KATATEL. Government, non-government organization, environmentalist are doing their best, but to keep the city pollution level low, it demands a total consciousness of people from all works of life to make the city green. This study has made an attempt to sensitize the issue of pollution which is a sustainable threat to humankind arising out of public transport and the kind of hazardous fuel namely Katatel used by these public transport owner for running their vehicle.

 


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jmr.v4i1.969

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