SC suggests 2-day lockdown in Delhi-NCR to curb air pollution
The Supreme Court of India on Saturday took a serious view of the severe pollution engulfing Delhi-NCR and told the Government to consider declaring two-day lockdown to curb the pollution.
Hearing a plea to check air pollution in the National Capital Region, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana-led Supreme Court Bench asked if emergency measures like lockdown for a few days can be imposed to tackle the AQI levels.
The top court also observed that Air Pollution is a serious situation and the deteriorating air quality has compelled people to wear masks even at home.
The bench also asked the Delhi Govt about what happened to its decision to install smog towers and emission control projects. The court also questioned about the ban on the firecrackers, and its implications.