Seoul Metropolitan Government is set to waive public transportation fees during peak commute hours on Monday to control the worsening air quality brought on by fine dust particles. The government has sent out an alarm to the citizens and the residents of Seoul today due to the rising air pollution tomorrow. The fee waiver is part of emergency measures that went into effect in Seoul at 5 p.m. Sunday as the fine dust level reached 57 micrograms per cubic meter as of 4 p.m.
The fees will be waived for Seoul’s buses, and Subway lines including from Line No.1 to 9 9. The services will be provided to 9am and 6pm to 9pm. Public transits in Gyeonggi Province and Incheon are not covered.