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Delhi anti-pollution measures lifted


Delhi anti-pollution measures lifted

India's capital Delhi has lifted several emergency measures designed to combat air pollution, days after doctors declared a "medical emergency". Pollution levels reached 30 times the World Health Organization's safe limits in some areas of Delhi last week.

Air quality is now said to have improved from "severe" to "very poor". A court-mandated panel lifted a ban on construction and trucks entering the city and reduced parking fees that had been temporarily hiked.

However some other measures remain in place, including the closure of a major power plant and a ban on brick kilns and stone crushers, the PTI news agency reported.

According to a 2015 study by the Centre for Science and Environment, the Badarpur power plant in south Delhi is the most polluting in India.

- Source: BBC News

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