India's city Pune tries to tame its traffic


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Young and cosmopolitan Pune, with its 6.5 million inhabitants, is one of India's smaller cities. But like many other cities in the world's second-most populous country, it has an air pollution problem. A new sustainable transport concept, including bicycle lanes, footpaths and a rapid bus system, aims to save the city from the same fate as India's capital New Delhi. There, simply breathing causes the same damage as 40 cigarettes a day. 

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