Air pollution in New Delhi remained at near record levels on Tuesday, with the India Gate monument on Rajpath boulevard still shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg

Delhi air pollution driving tourists away and spurring rise in locals looking to leave the city

  • Bookings and travel searches for New Delhi from areas including Singapore, Thailand and Qatar have fallen 44 per cent since pollution hit record levels
  • Meanwhile, bookings and queries from New Delhi to other destinations have increased 25 per cent
Topic |   Asia travel

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Air pollution in New Delhi remained at near record levels on Tuesday, with the India Gate monument on Rajpath boulevard still shrouded in smog. Photo: Bloomberg
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A cyclist amid morning smog in New Delhi, India. Photo: AP

Germany’s Merkel gets a taste of Delhi’s toxic air, and pledges US$1.1 billion to help clean it up

  • Chancellor says her country will fund green urban transport projects in India over the next five years after she experiences ‘emergency’ level pollution first hand
  • Some 200 million euros is being earmarked to replace diesel buses with electric versions in Tamil Nadu state
Topic |   India

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A cyclist amid morning smog in New Delhi, India. Photo: AP
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