India's smog-shrouded capital pulls more than a million cars off roads

01 January 2016 - 16:24 By Annie BANERJI

More than a million private cars were banned from New Delhi's roads on Friday, as authorities began trialling drastic new measures to cut smog in the world's most polluted capital. For 15 days from January 1, only cars with odd-numbered licence plates will be allowed on the roads on odd-numbered dates and those with even-numbered plates on the other days to try to reduce pollutant levels which regularly hit 10 times the World Health Organization safe limits.

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