China’s white bullet trains turn brown
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Beijing: China’s national observatory on Wednesday renewed alerts for air pollution and fog across the country as the gleaming white bullet trains turned dark brown while travelling in pollution hit areas, major expressways closed and over flights getting cancelled.
Photos of the trains with brown stains went viral and even flashed in the official media websites as thick smog shrouded Beijing and 71 cities for the past five days.
The national observatory renewed alerts for air pollution and fog for some areas in northern, eastern and central China, including Beijing.
Heavy smog will persist in parts of Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Shanxi, Shaanxi, Anhui, Jiangsu, Hubei, Jiangxi and Hunan till tomorrow the National Meteorological Centre (NMC), which renewed an orange alert for those areas said. The NMC also renewed a red alert for fog in a number of northern, eastern and central regions.
Several expressways in Beijing were closed from the early hours on Wednesday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.