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London becomes first city to implement 24×7 pollution charge zone

Date: 10 April 2019 Tags: Climate Change

London became first city in the world to implement pollution charge zone called Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) for 24×7 hours a week. Inside this zone, vehicles will have to meet tough emissions standards.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

  • It aims to reduce toxic air pollution and protect public health, Motorists driving into this zone in vehicle not meet having new emission standard, then they will have to pay a daily charge.
  • Under new rules, polluting vehicles will be discouraged from entering the ULEZ. They will have to daily charge of £12.50 for some cars, vans and motorbikes and £100 for trucks, buses and coaches.
  • This zone will cover same area as existing Congestion Charge which is collected from drivers in the city center until 2021.
  • It will be expanded to cover the area between the major orbital roads of London known as the North and South Circular.
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