New Delhi announces special measures to fight air pollution

2015-12-04 16:42
Indian commuters walk up a footbridge as vehicles pass by in New Delhi. (Prakash Singh, AFP)

Indian commuters walk up a footbridge as vehicles pass by in New Delhi. (Prakash Singh, AFP)

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New Delhi - New Delhi is imposing new rules to reduce its notoriously snarled traffic and fight extreme air pollution that has earned India's capital the title of world's most polluted city.

From January 1, for several weeks, private cars will only be allowed on roads on alternate days, depending on whether their licence plates end in even or odd numbers. The city's pollution peaks during the cold winter months.

The city also plans to shut down one of its thermal power plants and to buy special vacuum cleaning equipment to reduce the dust that shrouds the city.

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