In 2014, a WHO report revealed Delhi to be the world’s most polluted city. On behalf of Delhi’s people, TOI decided to take this up as an issue and launched a campaign called Let Delhi Breathe.
Many of the proposals put forward in the campaign were recognized and implemented by the government. The construction of the much-delayed Eastern and Western Peripheral Expressways was expedited. 10-year-old diesel vehicles were banned in NCR and Euro 6 norms were rolled out across India. While the battle isn’t yet over, these changes are a vindication of the trust that citizens have reposed in TOI.