Lockdown leaves Hyderabad’s air less polluted
The lockdown which was imposed across the state on May 11 due to the second wave of Covid-19 has led to the reduction of air pollution
Telugu Talli flyover wears a deserted look during Covid-induced lockdown in Hyderabad. (Photo: PTI)
Telugu Talli flyover wears a deserted look during Covid-induced lockdown in Hyderabad. (Photo: PTI)
Hyderabad: State-imposed lockdown seems to have come as a blessing in disguise to Hyderabad, at least for the choking megalopolis, if not for its citizenry. Within a span of six days of go
Going by the Central Pollution Control Board’s (CPCB’s) records, areas including Bolaram industrial development area (IDA), University of Hyderabad, Icrisat at Patancheru, IDA Pashamylaram and Sanathnagar, were all breathing easy since the lockdown was imposed. While the Air Quality Index (AQI) in these areas is usually a three-digit figure, the lockdown has resulted in the AQI improving.

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