Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative government said last year it would ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars from 2040.
The air quality levels in Delhi ranged from "very unhealthy" to "hazardous" on Friday as a steady breeze blew.
Many of Sri Lanka's fielders returned from lunch on the second day of the Test against India wearing masks amid visible haze at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium.
Schools closed across large swathes of north India on Thursday as pollution hit hazardous levels for the third day, with growing calls for urgent government action to tackle what doctors are calling a public health emergency.
A thick brown smog hung over Delhi with residents reporting smarting in the eyes and irritation in the nose and throat.
The Chinese capital was on the second-highest orange smog alert in the depth of winter on Tuesday as city officials said the air quality was improving overall, citing data for the whole of last year.
Delhi's government announced Friday that it will install air purifiers and a mist-making device at major road intersections in the Indian capital to curb choking levels of pollution.
The sight of cars thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced on Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies in the sun as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.