The flavour of Kolkata

The flavour of Kolkata
Kolkata Maidan- The lungs of the city. Lovingly shot by Arindam Patra.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The best gift of 2009 for Kolkatans

I feel it is most definitely the cleaner air as evident in recent data as quoted in this The Telegraph report. The level of benzene, a lethal pollutant is down by 9 times compared to November '08! Others like carbon monoxide and nitrogen dioxide are significantly and reasonably down too, respectively. All thanks to the gradual phaseout of 2-stroke auto rickshaws and vehicles more than 15 years old. The air is more breathable, and I can vouch for that through my daily commuting experience in public transport. And this makes the city more livable, more so for the little citizens of this city.