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per cent of In­dian cities are crit­i­cally pol­luted. The level of par­ti­cles with a di­am­e­ter of less than 10 mi­crons (PM10), which go deep in­side the lungs, is 1.5 times above the na­tional stan­dard 13 of the world's 20 worst pol­luted cities are in In­dia Air pol­lu­tion is the fifth largest killer in In­dia

Life be­tween 2011 and 2030 Daily travel trips will dou­ble Share of pub­lic trans­port trips will fall from 26% to 16% Share of per­sonal ve­hi­cles trips will in­crease from 34% to 51% Traf­fic will crawl at 8 km/hr com­pared to 16 km/hr now A per­son dies ev­ery four min­utes in a road ac­ci­dent, while al­most ev­ery minute an ac­ci­dent hap­pens in In­dia

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