Yeap… You read it right! Dhaka is the second dirtiest city in the whole world. And this ranking has been published by the Forbes. About Dhaka it says, “Lead-poisoned air lands Dhaka, Bangladesh, the No. 2 spot on the list. Traffic congestion in the capital continues to worsen with vehicles emitting fatal amounts of air pollutants daily, including lead. The World Bank-funded Air Quality Management Project aims to help.”
So what’s the big deal? We don’t care of ourselves… isn’t it! All we used to know that Kolkata (city in India) is much more dirty than Dhaka. I personally never visited Kolkata, but from various pictures of Kolkata I can say that Kolkata is much dirtier than Dhaka. But this ranking tells us something different. The present scenario of Burigonga river is very much shocking. Pollution turns water of that river in to black. Carbon Monoxide and Lead emitted by the vehicles are main culprits to cause air pollution in Dhaka.
Is anybody there to take proper steps for surviving Dhaka from a polluted environment? It’s the high time for all of us.