Bhubaneswar: Motorisation in Smart City Bhubaneswar is highest as compared to other cities in Odisha, revealed a survey conducted by Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).
As per its findings, cities in Odisha are in the grip of rapid motorization contributing to higher pollution levels. Motorization is highest in Bhubaneswar followed by Cuttack while the trend in other cities is upward. It is also a matter of concern that auto-rickshaws in all cities are predominantly on diesel.
Interestingly, the highest percentage increase in total vehicle registration has happened between 2005 and 2017 in Balasore at 272%; Cuttack– 159%; Angul– 152%, Bhubaneswar– 118% Rourkela– 80.