By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF
As temperatures and stagnant air continue to plague Mexico City and the Valley of Mexico, leading to high ozone levels, the Megalopolis Environmental Commission (Came) determined later Tuesday, May 3, that Phase I of the ozone contingency plan would be maintained, at least through Wednesday, May 4.
Ozone levels in parts of the capital reached levels of 155 points — the maximum acceptable level — on Tuesday, according to the Atmospheric Monitoring System.
As a result, the Came ordered the contingency plan, aimed at reducing the number of vehicles on the road, and thus, pollution in the air, be extended.
As a result, on Wednesday, all private, nonessential vehicles with licence plates ending with 3 or 4 (with red holograms) — regardless of their verification sticker status — cannot circulate between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., as well as all private vehicles with verification holograms 2.
Private nonessential vehicles with a 1 verification status ending with an even digit (2, 4, 6, 8 or 0) and private vehicles with license plates made up only of letters, are also forbidden to circulate during those hours.
Private vehicles with foreign registrations that do not have a verification hologram will be considered as hologram 2.