The criticism of the national capital’s pollution levels was made by the Supreme Court’s green bench, which included the Chief Justice of India, HL Dattu. “Pollution level in Delhi is increasing. If it is increasing like this, then most of the children will sped more time in hospitals,” said Justice Dattu, as part of a hearing on Delhi’s pollution.
The Supreme Court’s green bench then slammed the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) for not implementing an order it had passed close to a decade ago, for constructing an east – west corridor in the Delhi, so that heavy vehicles do not have to enter the city.
“In 2005, we passed orders on eastern and western corridor in Delhi. Ten years have passed and nothing has happened,” the Supreme Court told NHAI. The Court also refused to accept NHAI’s explanation that the project could not be implemented because of fund constraints. “If you don’t have money, take a loan. We know how to implement our orders,” said the Court. It then adjourned the case to March 23 – Routers