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Bengaluru has been ranked as the most congested city in India, as per the TomTom Traffic Index 2023. Severe congestion has led to a loss in productive hours and a frequent disruption of emergency services, in addition to economic impacts. Further, rapid urbanisation in the city leading to urban sprawl has strained the transportation infrastructure and resulted in increased accidents, traffic congestion, and air pollution.

The previous article in this series highlighted the impact of vehicular emissions on citizen health in Bengaluru. This article focuses on the potential for relieving vehicular congestion in the city by implementing sustainable mobility measures such as integrated planning.

Breathing in Bengaluru: Need for integrated planning