Delhi Pollution: SC Rebukes Centre & States, AQI Above 500 In Many Areas

by GoNews Desk 8 months ago Views 785
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The Supreme Court has strongly rebuked the Central government, the Delhi government and governments of neighbouring states, which have been unable to control the growing pollution in Delhi.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi took suo moto notice of the state of air pollution and said that along with the National Capital Region (NCR), entire north India is battling it and governments are unable to control it.

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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. 

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