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Environmental groups welcome Delhi's controversial car ban

In New Delhi on Friday, the concentration of PM2.5 particulate matter was 652 at one point. There are more than 8.5 million vehicles on Delhi's roads with 1,400 new cars added every day.

New Delhi

ENVIRONMENTAL groups on Saturday lauded the Delhi government's move to drastically reduce the number of private vehicles on the capital's roads in a bid to clean up the city's notoriously toxic air, as a political row erupted over the controversial decision.

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