Delhi reintroduces car rationing to curb pollution

10 Nov 2017   India

More than a third of the city’s three million private cars were off the road during the trial period last year The government in the Indian capital, Delhi, has reintroduced car rationing to curb alarming levels of pollution. Private cars with even and odd number plates will only be allowed on alternate days from 13 to 17 November. Car rationing was trialled last year , but it’s not clear whether it helped to bring down pollution. Pollution levels are 30 times the World Health Organization’s recommended limit in some areas. Delhi’s chief minister has called the city a “gas chamber”. How will Delhi’s ‘odd-even’ car rationing work? Delhi panics as deadly smog returns Arvind Kejriwal said the government had already taken a number of steps like temporarily banning construction work and raising parking fees to discourage people from driving their cars. He added that car rationing, popularly known as […]

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