Delhi Pollution: SC Rebukes Centre & States, AQI Above 500 In Many Areas
The Supreme Court (SC) bench has issued a notice to state governments and the central government, considered responsible for growing pollution in the NCR. The SC said that the government, along with other agencies, has done okay work to get rid of the problem of pollution. The SC also directed that information related to hydrogen-based engine technique should be collected.
Meanwhile, pollution in Delhi-NCR has reached the ‘severe’ level. On Wednesday morning, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in many areas of Delhi-NCR was recorded above 500. In Delhi’s Lodhi Road area, in the morning, PM 2.5 was 406 and PM 10 was 303. In the Chandni Chowk area, PM 2.5 was 393 and PM 10 was 381. Apart from this, near Delhi airport, PM 2.5 was 477 and PM 10 was 446. In Noida, PM 2.5 was 572 and PM 10 was 539. The entire Delhi-NCR is covered in a blanket of smog since Wednesday morning. Also, the layer of mist and fog remains thick. Meanwhile, after a two-day exemption, the Odd-Even Scheme has been implemented again in Delhi. On Wednesday, only vehicles with odd numbers will ply on Delhi’s roads. If experts are to be believed, there is no scope of relief from pollution till Friday.
#SC issues notice to Centre and states over air #pollution in #Delhi-NCR, blasts government for failing to curb air pollution in the region. @SidharthPandey reports— GoNewsIndia (@GoNews_India) November 13, 2019
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