•Review of the air quality data and studies for the city of Bengaluru, India.
•A multi-pollutant emission inventory at 1-km grid resolution for the Greater Bengaluru region.
•Particulate pollution dispersion modeling using WRF-CAMx models to estimate local and non-local source contributions.
•A review of the interventions under implementation and proposed for better air quality.
(*K.A. Nishadh, Sudhir Gota, Arijit Chanda, and Puja Jawahar are the other authors of this paper.)