With the ever growing industries and construction of high-rises, the air pollution in Hyderabad is increasing at alarming levels. In the latestâ€¹Air Quality Index recorded by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) at 4 pm on Thursday, Hyderabad's AQI has been proved to be 'satisfactory' with the city's AQI being 91. However, the pollution levels keep varying from day to day and from satisfactory to moderate.
Environmental experts opine that Hyderabad's air still poses certain dangers to older people, infants and kids and those with chronic breathing related diseases like Asthma and may even aggravate heart diseases. Hyderabad's air is polluted by a deadly mixture of Sulphur Dioxide and fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5).
In a consolation, Hyderabad's pollution is several levels lesser compared to some major Indian cities like Delhi (321 - Very Poor), Mumbai (126 - Moderate), Pune (211 - Poor) and Varanasi (302 - Very Poor) etc. Surprisingly, the IT city Bengaluru recorded the lowest level of pollution with (59 - Satisfactory).