Environmental Office said in the Chinese capital Beijing got rid of 180 thousand old polluting cars in the first four months of the year 2017 as part of its efforts to address congestion and reduce smog. Under an action plan published in 2015 Beijing total disposal million cars obsolete during the period from 2013 to 2017. Beijing should get rid of 300 thousand cars this year to meet this goal. Environmental Protection Bureau said in Beijing Thursday that the capital of 5.7 million cars are responsible for about half of the nitrogen dioxide in the city and is a major source of smog. Environment Minister Chen JI Ning earlier this year that traffic is responsible for 31 percent of total particulate emissions in Beijing. The city has pledged special measures this year to meet the goals of reducing air pollution from 2013 to 2017 following the surge in smog in the region in January and February January February.
The average read pollution index measures the average concentration of microscopic particles (IBM 2.5) 95 micrograms per cubic meter in Beijing in the first two months of the year 2017 increased 69.6 percent compared to the same period last year. The World Health Organization recommends that these concentrations are at 10 micrograms probably only. The city aims to reduce average about 60 micrograms of this year and represents a reduction of more than 25 percent from the levels in 2012.