Beijing issues first red alert for air pollution
Beijing issued its highest pollution alert on Monday, and said will last until Tuesday to 12:00 pm Thursday when It is expected to disperse as a cold front arrives.
Beijing’s public transportation system is expecting 2 million extra passengers on Tuesday, according to the city’s transportation authority.
During a red alert, kindergartens, primary and high schools are advised to suspend classes, outdoor operations of construction sites are banned and some industrial plants are required to limit or stop production.
Car use will be limited as cars are allowed on the roads on alternating days depending on the odd or even numbers of their license plates. In addition, 30 percent of government cars will be banned from streets on an odd/even basis.