Among the different planets, it is only Earth that has been identified so far as conducive for life and living forms, attributed to ideal climatic conditions and other factors which have been responsible for the growth of human population and other living beings. However, over last few centuries, unchecked industrialization, over-consumption of fossil fuels and global warming has led to greenhouse effect, affecting the mankind and impacting the long-term sustainability of this planet. The need of the hour is environment friendly policies that reduces carbon emissions and protects the environment of Earth.
At this crucial juncture, eco-friendly transport systems play an important role in addressing environmental pollution, especially in highly populated countries like India. In this regard, Hyderabad Metro Rail can be considered a game changer with nil carbon emissions as the trains run on electricity rather than fossil fuels. Moreover, many innovative and one-of-its-kind technologies incorporated in the Metro rail project make it a highly efficient service.
The advent of Metro rail in Hyderabad city is inspiring private/individual vehicle owners to take up this public transport system, which is expected to have an overall positive effect by reducing pollution. Hyderabad Metro Rail is expected to reduce carbon emissions by up to 3,100 tons a year. With reduction in vehicles, there will be less air pollution, and the overall quality of life also improves with clean air in the city. With metro rail passing through three arterial corridors, reduced traffic and pollution will aid a sustainable Hyderabad.
Hyderabad Metro Rail also emits negligible sound and air pollution. This is considered a radical change in terms of massive public transportation systems that carry lakhs of commuters. With its first phase stretching for nearly 66 km across three corridors, Hyderabad Metro Rail is poised to create a positive impact on nearby localities too, encouraging the denizens to take a ride on Metro rather than using individual cars and two-wheelers. Therefore, Metro rail project is a step in the right direction towards a green future for the city, for a sustainable and clean environment.