The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a plea seeking proper monitoring of the worsening pollution level in Delhi and adjoining areas.
Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) approached the apex court and said that the Supreme Court’s directives to curb pollution have not been followed by the government.
Delhi is currently fighting the worst smog in 17 years with visibility dipping to 500-600 meters in many parts of the city and its adjoining areas.
Residents in Delhi and its adjoining areas continue to reel under heavy smog cover on Monday even as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal shut down schools in the city and appealed the office-goers to stay at home for the next three days.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has called for an emergency meeting on Monday to take stock of the measures taken by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
However, as per the weather monitoring agency Skymet the city may get some respite from toxic air as strong winds are likely to clear smog from the national capital in next 48-hours.
On Sunday, hundreds of people, including children, staged protests against the government and local administration’s lackadaisical attitude to handle the crisis.