SC judge skips morning walk in smog-hit Delhi
NEW DELHI: As the air quality in the national capital remained severe, a Supreme Court Judge on Tuesday said he could not even go for morning walk, expressing concerns over the public health hazard in the national capital to government's law officer.
Justice Arun Mishra said when the court assembled on Tuesday: "So much pollution in Delhi I can't go for a walk in the morning."
Delhi's air quality started deteriorating a day after Diwali to "severe-plus" or "emergency" due to fireworks and weather conditions such as low wind speed and dipping mercury, leading to lower dispersion rate of pollutants.
The judge asked the government's law officer Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who was waiting for his turn to argue a case: "What is happening in Delhi? So much pollution. People couldn't get out of their houses."