Lessons from London's pollution revolution9 min read 14 Oct 2019, 07:47 PM IST
As India gears up for horrific smog, here’s how London created workable solutions to fight pollution
India is home to 20 of the world’s 25 most polluted cities. Air pollution levels spike dramatically in the national capital and most of north India every November.
For New Delhi and most of north India, November qualifies for being the “cruellest month". That’s when air pollution levels spike dramatically from the year-round hazardous to well-nigh fatal, with almost every year surpassing previous highs for toxicity. Last year, post-Diwali smog moved Delhi’s chief minister Arvind Kejriwal to tweet that “Delhi has become a gas chamber" as the air quality index spiked to nearly 1,000 (below 50 is considered safe), which was then roughly ten times worse than Beijing.
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