"2-Day Lockdown?": Supreme Court Asks Centre For Delhi Air Emergency Plan

"2-Day Lockdown?": Supreme Court Asks Centre For Delhi Air Emergency Plan

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November 13, 2021

With Delhi and nearby cities blanketed in smog for over a week now, the Supreme Court today told the central government to prioritise an emergency plan over long-term measures as Chief Justice NV Ramana said, "You see how bad the situation is....even in our houses, we are wearing masks."

New Delhi, 13 November 2021

As per news report of NDTV, Asking the centre and states to submit their response by Monday, the Chief Justice said: "You tell us how do you plan to take the emergency measures? Two-day lockdown? What is your plan on lowering the AQI (Air Quality Index) levels?". An emergency meeting will be held later today between the centre and states, including Punjab and Haryana, the court was told. "Look at the issue by going beyond (the) responsibility of governments (centre or states). Something needs to happen so that we feel better at least for next two-three days," the Chief Justice said. Breathing the Delhi air is "like smoking 20 cigarattes a day," the state government admitted in the court, stressing, "We agree to the gravity of the situation." As the national capital saw the season's worst air quality on Friday, the central pollution watchdog advised people to stay indoors.

Source - NDTV

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