The City of Dehradun is the first city in India, which has the city centre environment rated. Dehradun is the capital of Uttarrakhand, the most populous state in India.
The State of Uttarrakhand has plenty of beautiful environment to offer. However, the Look and Breathe ratings of the city centre of Dehradun show that there are many urban environmental challenges. Overwhelming and chaotic traffic is one of them in this city with a 600 000 inhabitants.
The poor Breathe rating scores could be improved by introducing in a number of smaller streets physical barriers that would convert them to pedestrian streets.