The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) today informed the Supreme Court that it has created accounts on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about Delhi-NCR pollution.
To this, a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the CPCB to give adequate publicity and issue advertisements about setting up of the social media accounts to enable easy lodging of complaints.
SC upset over non-compliance of NGT order on old vehicles
The SC also expressed displeasure that three and a half years have gone by since the National Green Tribunal passed an order banning plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi-NCR but the directions haven't been complied with yet.
It also noted that in May 2015 the SC had dismissed the appeal against the NGT directions prohibiting plying of such vehicles.
40L old vehicles de-registered in Delhi, says government counsel
During the hearing, the counsel appearing for the Delhi government said that a total of 40 lakh old vehicles had been de-registered in Delhi by the authorities. The top court bench was hearing a matter pertaining to air pollution in Delhi and NCR.