Beijing car ban to tackle pollution.

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Beijing to restrict private car use to tackle pollution.

Vehicles drive on the Third Ring Road on a very hazy winter day in Beijing
Beijing has more than four million private cars, considered to be a major source of the city‘s air pollution

China’s capital, Beijing, has announced measures to combat worsening air pollution, state-run media report.

They include taking half of the city’s four million private cars off the roads on days when there are serious levels of pollution.

The system will be based on a vehicle’s licence plate – odd numbers will be allowed on the roads one day, even numbers the next.

Motor vehicles are considered a major source of pollution.

The new system will give out four different degrees of air pollution warning – blue, yellow, amber and red, Xinhua news agency reports.

On days when an amber warning is given, factories will stop production and work will be halted on construction and building sites.

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