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Mayor of London with the measures to be taken against air pollution

Mayor of London with the measures to be taken against air pollution

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The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, goes to war against the pollution in his city. He announced Friday a series of measures for a healthier environment.

So owners of old, dirty cars in the centre of the city from October extra tax to pay and a low emission zone in that area that certain diesels weert.

From 2018, new taxis only electrically. There will be no licences be issued for dieseltaxi. From the same year will also be no new dieseldubbeldekkers be purchased and are the cleanest buses used on routes in the most polluted areas.

“I have felt that the polluted air the health. Recently I have asthma,” says Khan, “I am also a parent and like many others worried that some of London’s toughest hot spots in and around schools. Our children are exposed to dangerously polluted air.”

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