HYD Metro Rail to reduce pollution levels in city

The Hyderabad Metro Rail will reduce about 3.5 lakh tonnes of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and other pollutants from the atmosphere in the city in a year mainly due to containment of usage of personal vehicles, reduction in consumption of diesel and petrol etc, HMR Managing Director NVS Reddy said.

On the eve of Environment Day, NVS Reddy conducted a brain storming session with the engineers of L&T, HMR and the energy conservation and environmental experts working with the metro project regarding the strategy to be adopted to contribute to environmental improvement in Hyderabad.

A study conducted by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI) revealed that Delhi Metro reduced 3 lakh tonnes of vehicular pollutants in 2011 and recovered the whole cost of the Delhi Metro project in five years.