Delhi — The government of India’s capital city has launched a two-week car rationing system in a desperate bid to reduce devastating air pollution choking Delhi’s residents. The noxious air has sent thousands to hospitals with respiratory problems over the last week and residents say it burns their eyes just to step foot outside. Under the measures announced Monday, private vehicles will only be allowed onto the roads on alternating days, with those bearing registration numbers ending in odd numbers on one day and then even numbers the next. The restrictions were to remain in place through November 15. Top city official Arvind Kejriwal said the move would keep half of the 3 million cars in Delhi off the road each day. Off-the-charts pollution India’s capital has been covered in thick smog for more than a week. People have complained of burning eyes, difficulty breathing and other respiratory problems. On November 1, the country’s pollution control board declared a public health emergency for Delhi and its suburbs as the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) remained over 700. On the AQI, a safe level for all people is around the 50 mark. Anything over 100 is considered unhealthy, and over 300 is… Read full this story
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