Date: Jan 23rd 2014 11:26p.m.

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Guangzhou, the city government has taken initiative into their own hands to lessen the airpocalyse that seems to have wafted its way into our fair city.  The Guangzhou municipal government has implemented an odd-even car ban on heavily polluted days according to an emergency response plan affecting cars with plates ending in odd or even numbers when a red alert is issued. As reported by


A red alert, the highest level, will be issued if the air quality index (AQI) exceeds 300 in the following 48 hours. A Grade-1 emergency response will be initiated, the plan said.

Police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, emergency repair vehicles, school buses, buses and taxis are not subject to the ban, it said.

…According to the Ministry of Environmental Protection, an AQI of over 300 is defined as “serious pollution” and an AQI between 201 and 300 as “heavy pollution.”


Do you think this ban will help the air quality in Guangzhou? We want to hear your thoughts!