All Hyderabadis who crave fresh air can stop their search at one place that is Jubilee Hills. The locality known to have jaw-dropping houses, cars, shopping malls, rock formations is now home to some fresh and clean air in all of Hyderabad.
The Telangana State Pollution Control Board(TSPCB) recently released a brief Air Quality Index (AQI) report, which showed Jubilee Hills to have the best air quality and is joined by Uppal in the 'good' air quality segment. The AQI is measured in six different National Air Quality Monitoring Programme (NAMP) stations across the city.
The numbers from 0-400 are indices that categorize the air into 'good(0-50),' 'satisfactory(51-100),' 'moderate(101-200),' 'poor(201-300),' 'very poor(301-400,' and 'severe(>400).' Jubilee Hills is maintaining a constant 30 AQI which keeps it under the good category. Though Uppal has an industrial area in its vicinity, the AQI went from 56 to 45, which is quite an improvement.
While many areas still showed no signs of improvement and maintained a similar AQI from the previous report. However, Charminar and Paradise showed promising signs of progress until the day of the report's release. While the other 4 NAMP stations, excluding the above two, did not show much of an improvement, the overall pollution index of the city has not increased beyond 90, which is reasonably satisfactory for a city where rapid growth is taking place.