Impact of Vehicular Growth a Cause for Change in Air Quality of Indian Cities-A Review

S Shinde, Dr, V Karjinni, V/
2015 International Journal of New Technologies in Science and Engineering   unpublished
Air pollution is the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms, or cause damage to the natural environment or built environment, into the atmosphere. Cities and towns play a vital role in promoting economic growth and prosperity. Although less than one-third of India's people live in cities and towns, these areas generate over two-third of the country's income and account for 90% of government
more » ... . In the coming years, as India becomes more and more urbanized, urban areas will play a critical role in sustaining high rates of economic growth. Due to urbanization there has been growth observed in the vehicular population in India, giving rise to elevated levels of traffic related pollutants like carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxides, hydrocarbons, and the particulates in Indian urban centers. These pollutants can have both acute and chronic effects on human health. Thus air quality management needs immediate attention. In this article the work done by various researchers on air quality of Indian cities are presented. It has been observed that the air quality of Indian cities is polluted due to spreading of various pollutants in the atmosphere.