Councillors to consider smog crisis plan for Prague

Prague councillors should next week consider new regulations to be enforced during periods when the city is hit by particularly bad air pollution, reported. Under the plan, which could go into effect in a fortnight if approved, factories would be required to reduce their output during periods of high smog and trucks would be barred from entering the city.

Cars would only permitted to take to the road on alternate days, depending on whether their license plates end with an odd or even number. Breach of this regulation would be considered a misdemeanour.