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Delhi air pollution: Supreme Court directs Centre to take measures for three days Air Pollution

Delhi air pollution: Supreme Court directs Centre to take measures for three days

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Nov 2021, 12:27 pm

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: The Supreme Court has directed the central government to take measures for the next three days to curb air pollution in the national capital, media reports said.

"Take the measures for the next three days. We will hear the case again on Monday. In the meantime, if the situation improves, lift some bans," the court has directed, NDTV reported.

The court has also said it will not close the case even if the pollution level dips.

The Supreme Court's three-judge bench, headed by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Nuthalapati Venkata Ramana and also comprising Justices Dr Dhananjaya Yashwant Chandrachud and Surya Kant, had asked the Central Government to take immediate measures by convening necessary meetings of the Central government with necessary states and to address the alarming pollution situation.

Taking a serious view of the severe air pollution in Delhi and NCR, the Supreme Court had on November 13, said that urgent measures needed to be taken immediately, after the Solicitor General (SG), Tushar Mehta, senior law officer appearing for the Central government, had told the Apex Court that the ambient air condition may turn to emergency levels.

On one of the hearings, the CJI led bench of the Supreme Court, had observed that "We have been forced to wear masks at home also and the situation is very serious."