France is becoming the first country in the European Union bloc to impose the rule of reducing carbon emissions and getting more citizens to use the French high-speed trains, known as TGV.

The French government, in April this year, will stop short flights to destinations that could be reached by a 2.4 hours train journey, including here trips from Paris to destinations known as Bordeaux and Lyon,

Meanwhile, flights from Paris to Toulouse, which last four hours, and those from Paris to Nice, which last about six hours by train, will continue to operate.

France currently has 2800 kilometres of high-speed trains connecting destinations like London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. Still, it does not restrict flights with them even though those destinations are easily accessible by train.