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New Delhi banned the use of diesel generators on Tuesday as pollution levels in the Indian capital exceeded safe limits by more than four times.
Every winter, New Delhi is enveloped in a noxious blanket of smog of car fumes, industrial emissions and smoke from stubble burning at farms outside the megacity of 20 million people.
Ban - Generators - Part - Graded - Response
The ban on generators is part of the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) that entered into force on Tuesday.
Other measures that will come into effect as smog levels rise, particularly following the Diwali festival in late October, include banning trucks and setting up a "war room".
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From November 4-15, a road-rationing scheme will come into force, meaning cars with odd and even plates would be allowed on alternate...
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