• Thursday, May 19, 2022

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India May Halt Use Of Private Vehicles In New Delhi Next Week If Smog Thickens: Says Official

The air quality index, which measures the concentration of poisonous particulate matter, touched 388 in New Delhi on Friday (25), according to US embassy data, way above the “safe” limit of 60 (DOMINIQUE FAGET/AFP/Getty Images).

By: Radhakrishna N S

India may halt the use of private vehicles in the capital New Delhi if air pollution, which has reached severe levels in recent days, gets worse, a senior environmental official said on Tuesday (30). Toxic smog has started to envelope vast swathes of northern India, including New Delhi, as it does each year when winter approaches and farmers burn off the residue of crops. “Let us hope the air pollution situation in Delhi doesn’t deteriorate but if it turns out to be an emergency, we will have to stop the use of private transport,” said Bhure Lal, chairman of the…

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