Dirty Old Town

Calcutta is India’s most polluted city, with nearly 50% of its residents suffering some form of respiratory problem. As a first, major step toward cleaning up the local authorities have passed a law requiring cars built before 1990 be taken off the road or convert to cleaner fuel. An earlier law ordering cars made before 1975 off the road was overthrown when owners challenged it.

via Sepia Mutiny

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