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In pictures: Delhi implements odd-even scheme as people choke due to hazardous pollution

Updated : 2019-11-04 15:44:34

Authorities in New Delhi are restricting the use of private vehicles on the roads under an "odd-even" scheme based on license plates to control vehicular pollution as the national capital continues to gasp under toxic smog.

Volunteers wear pollution masks as they stand at a busy crossing with the banner saying
Volunteers wear pollution masks as they stand at a busy crossing with the banner saying "obey odd and even scheme, remove pollution", in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Motorcyclists cover their faces with scarf to protect themselves from air pollution as they wait at a crossing in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Motorcyclists cover their faces with scarf to protect themselves from air pollution as they wait at a crossing in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A Delhi traffic police officer wears a pollution mask and clears the irritants in his eyes in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
A Delhi traffic police officer wears a pollution mask and clears the irritants in his eyes in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Vehicles wait at a crossing amidst morning smog in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Vehicles wait at a crossing amidst morning smog in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Vehicles wait for a signal at a crossing as the city enveloped in smog in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Vehicles wait for a signal at a crossing as the city enveloped in smog in New Delhi. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
People walk on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
People walk on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
A man wearing a mask walks on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
A man wearing a mask walks on a smoggy morning in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Adnan Abidi)
Vehicles drive among the smog in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis)
Vehicles drive among the smog in New Delhi. (REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis)
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