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Delhi must adopt anti-pollution steps taken by other megacities like Beijing and Mexico City if the Indian metropolis is to get serious about tackling its annual smog crisis, experts say.A STARTDelhi residents breathe in three times as many fine particles that cause the greatest risk to health than the people of Beijing, another city notorious for high pollution levels that has begun to make strides in tackling its air problems.Delhi officials also took action to stop construction when pollution levels rose this month, but they acted after the smog arrived not before, as Beijing now does.Beijing leaders and city administrators are, however, free to take action against pollution spikes without having to worry about political consequences or possible court action, he noted.For every $1 spent on improving air quality in cities, $30 is returned to an economy, Khare said.STOP THE GRIDLOCKLists of the world's most polluted cities are usually dominated by Indian and Chinese cities.Over the past decade, the high-altitude city, which still suffers from pollution and congestion, has tried different and unique ways to improve life for the 21 million people in its metropolitan region.
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