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As Delhi's air quality declines, vehicle parking fee hiked by four times to curb pollution

New Delhi: Authorities on Tuesday hiked vehicle parking fees by four times in Delhi in a bid to curb worsening air quality in the capital as the high-pollution winter months kicked in.

File image of a traffic policeman wearing a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution as he signals to drivers in New Delhi. Reuters

File image of a traffic policeman wearing a mask to protect himself from dust and air pollution in New Delhi. Reuters

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority (EPCA) to discourage people from using private vehicles as air pollution worsened further and touched more alarming proportions on Tuesday.

The National Capital Region (NCR) saw its worst air quality and smog situation of the year, which was even worse than a day after Diwali, as a yellow blanket of smog hung heavily in the sky.

The pollution level rose to dangerous levels, with 18 out of 21 active pollution monitoring stations recording "severe" air quality.


Published Date: Nov 07, 2017 16:44 PM | Updated Date: Nov 07, 2017 16:44 PM

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