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Supreme Court Strict On Delhi Smog, To Hear Plea About Rising Pollution Today

The plea asks for measures to check crop burning, rising dust and also seeks odd-even car scheme implementation.

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The Supreme Court is strict on the rising air pollution in Delhi and it has agreed to hear a plea on the matter today.

The Supreme Court has taken serious note of the ongoing smog in New Delhi. According to The Indian Express, the apex court has decided to hear a plea filed by lawyer R K Kapoor on the rising air pollution in the national capital today. The plea seeks action on increasing dust particles on road and stubble burning in adjoining states like Punjab and Haryana that have led to the alarming smog in Delhi and NCR (National Capital Region).

Notably, the SC bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A M Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud had accepted the plea of lawyer R K Kapoor which stated that stubble burning and rising dust particles on road had led to a threatening rise in pollution levels in NCR. The bench had categorically said that they cannot turn a blind eye to the pollution while adding that they will hear the plea on Tuesday. Those who do not know, the plea asks for measures to check crop burning, rising dust and also seeks odd-even car scheme implementation.

In the meantime, the deadly smog is still prevailing in Delhi, Livemint claimed. The visibility was pretty low on Tuesday morning resulting in the cancelation of 10 trains, rescheduling of 34 and delay in 73. However, the situation could improve in a day as rains are expected on Wednesday. The showers would prove helpful in clearing the smog.

Nevertheless, Delhiites should prepare for fog and chill as rains would lead to a fall in temperature. The weather department has recorded 84% humidity in the air, a condition favorable for rains and thus, a letup is in the offing in the coming days.

It may be mentioned here that the smog has paralyzed normal life in Delhi for a week. The air quality has dipped to an alarming level forcing the government to take action on the situation.

 

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