According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) report, the state capital recorded the second-worst pollution due to increased industrial activities, a high number of diesel generator sets, road dust, and vehicle emission.
However, Lakshman, chairman of Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB), has reacted with skepticism. “Bengaluru does not have so many polluting industries. I don’t think these are accurate numbers. I will verify the numbers,” he told TOI