BERLIN, May 23 (Reuters) – The northern German city of
Hamburg will introduce a ban on old diesel vehicles on two
streets on May 31, the city’s government said on Wednesday,
raising pressure on Volkswagen and other carmakers
to provide fixes for polluting models.

The move follows a ruling by Germany’s top administrative
court earlier this month to bring air pollution levels in line
with European Union rules. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government
has long sought to avoid bans.
(Reporting by Madeline Chambers
Editing by Maria Sheahan)