Supreme Court to hear plea to curb rising pollution in Delhi-NCR

The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: November 14, 2017 11:23 am
delhi pollution, delhi smog, delhi air quality, delhi traffic, arvind kejriwal, ngt, odd even scheme, AAP, supreme court, noida, gurgoan, delhi news, latest news, indian express People commute through dense smog in New Delhi on Monday morning. The air pollution in Delhi NCR continues to be above the hazardous level. (PTI Photo)

The Supreme Court agreed to hear on Tuesday itself a fresh plea seeking to curb rising pollution in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submission of lawyer R K Kapoor that rise in dust particles on roads, stubble burning in Delhi’s neighbouring states like Haryana and Punjab have led to an alarming rise in pollution levels in the NCR and its adjoining areas.

“We cannot ignore the pollution,” the bench said adding that it will hear the plea today itself after finishing the matters listed on its board.

The fresh plea seeks direction to the Centre and the states concerned to take measures on curbing road dust and stubble burning.

It also seeks effective implementation of the odd-even car rationing scheme.

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