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City to scrap polluting vehicles

SHANGHAI will begin to limit and eventually eliminate the use of highly polluting vehicles starting next year in an effort to help clean up city's air, officials said yesterday.

The vehicles will be barred from using the Outer Ring Road as of March. Restrictions on the vehicles, which usually are older and carry yellow window stickers, would cover the whole city in the future, according to the Shanghai Environment Protection Bureau.

Such dirty vehicles from out-of-town won't be able to obtain a local registration if they fail exhaust tests.

The sooner owners of the dirty vehicles give them up, the more they will get in compensation, officials said. Private car owners get from 3,000 yuan (US$489) to 32,000 yuan.

PM2.5 pollutants could fall by 10 percent after removal of the vehicles.


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