Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding air pollution control in NCR Delhi, 29/10/2018
Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of M. C. Mehta Vs Union of India & Others dated 29/10/2018 regarding air pollution control in NCR Delhi.
Amicus Ccuriae has placed before the Court some submissions on urgent actions to control air pollution in NCR which the Court wants to impelemented with immediate effect. These suggestions which are now the directions of the Supreme Court are the following:
1. The Transport Departments of NCR will immediately announce that all the diesel vehicles more than 10 years’ old and petrol vehicles more than 15 years’ old shall not ply in NCR in terms of the order of the National Green Tribunal.
2. CPCB will immediately create a social media account on which the citizens may lodge their complaint directly.
3. EPCA is permitted to take pre-emptive steps under the Graded Response Action Plan without strict adherence to pollution stages delineated in the plan.