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Polluters to pay 12.50 pounds to enter center of London


Devdiscourse News Desk london United Kingdom
Updated: 08-04-2019 16:07 IST
Polluters to pay 12.50 pounds to enter center of London

The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge generally affects petrol cars which were first registered prior to 2006 and diesel models from roughly September 2015 and beforehand. Image Credit: Pixabay

Drivers of older and more polluting cars, vans and motorbikes will have to pay 12.50 pounds ($16) to enter the centre of London from Monday in a bid by the city's mayor to improve air quality. The Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) charge generally affects petrol cars which were first registered prior to 2006 and diesel models from roughly September 2015 and beforehand.

During the daytime from Monday to Friday, most motorists must also foot an 11.50-pound congestion charge to enter the same area, which spans King's Cross in the north, the City in the east, the Imperial War Museum in the south and Buckingham Palace in the west. "Our toxic air is an invisible killer responsible for one of the biggest national health emergencies of our generation," said Mayor Sadiq Khan.

"The ULEZ is the centrepiece of our plans to clean up London's air – the boldest plans of any city on the planet, and the eyes of the world are on us." ($1 = 0.7667 pounds)

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : United Kingdom

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