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Paris Is Tackling Air Pollution By Offering Its Public Transport For Free. Should Delhi Follow?

Published on 8 December, 2016 at 6:40 pm By

When it comes to air pollution levels, Paris is way behind in the list of big cities facing the problem. But Paris is taking real measures to tackle whatever air pollution problem it is currently facing.

The most revolutionary one is that Paris has allowed the free use of public transport to for the city’s population for the second day in a row.


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It means that anyone in Paris can take a bus, taxi, metro, tram or basically anything that qualifies as a public transport in the capital city of France without shelling a single Euro.

City authorities decided to go ahead with the move to reduce inconvenience to the people following an odd-even decision for cars.



What prompted the authorities to take the decision was this situation:

 


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Now this brings us to our very own New Delhi. It is one of the world’s most polluted cities, and no, we won’t discuss figures here. Yes, the odd-even plan helped bring down the pollution level. So should that be made permanent? If that is so, should the government encourage commutation on public transport with such free days?

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