Kanpur is the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh. It is spread over an area of 260 sq km with a population of 25.51 lakh. The population is expected to increase to 48 lakhs by 2030 which amounts to adding a whole new Kanpur in 30 years. Even though it had originally grown as an industrial town, manufacturing is shrinking in this city. The city has strength in terms of heavy usage of cycling and walking but due to neglect the city is losing this advantage. Air pollution levels are one of the highest in the country. The city requires hotspot measures to check pollution and protect public health.
City Facts
Air and mobility facts

Policy Action
First generation action has taken roots. The city has yet to meet the clean air standards. Policy decisions and action so far in the city

Action on vehicles:

The city has introduced Bharat Stage Euro IV norms for vehicles in 2010

  1. Strengthened PUC system with new equipment and norms;

  2. CNG programme for autos, buses and other vehicles have been established;

  3. Phased out old vehicles -- >9 year old buses, >7 year old tempos, >10 year old autos, and >15 year old maxi cabs.

  4. Only three wheelers with catalytic converter/ scrubbers allowed

  5. New buses introduced;

  6. Entry time of transit commercial vehicles on GT road restricted

  7. Battery operated three wheelers are being encouraged. 

Action on industry:

  • 12 industries closed and three issued notices for non-compliance;

  • Panki thermal power station has installed bag filters/ ESP. Fly ash is reused;

  • Open burning of biomass and solid waste banned in municipal area…..