India holds ‘car free day’ to combat pollution

India holds ‘car free day’ to combat pollution

The Indian capital held its first “car-free day” Thursday to try to improve New Delhi’s notoriously filthy air, but motorists were seen ignoring signs to keep off the roads.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal flagged off the initiative by cycling along what would normally be one of the city’s busiest roads, flanked by a couple of hundred bureaucrats and bicycle enthusiasts. “People should leave their vehicles and use public transport. Since pollution is increasing in Delhi, there is a need to run, cycle which is also good for health,” Kejriwal said. Read more

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