Sisodia checks polluting trucks entering city
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia paid a surprise visit to the border in north-west Delhi close to midnight on Sunday to crack down on polluting trucks entering the Capital.
Sisodia reached the border at around 11 pm and stayed there till midnight, personally overseeing action being taken against polluting vehicles entering Delhi, an official said on Monday. A total of five trucks were challaned in his presence, the official said.
Meanwhile, Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Monday invited suggestions from the people on ways to tackle the rising air pollution. In his appeal on online platform ‘change.org’, he said pollution levels in Delhi have reached a point of being a public “health emergency”.
“I have seen multiple petitions and appeals on change.org to address Delhi’s pollution crisis. This problem needs collective action from various state governments, central government and you (people),” he said.
The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a fresh plea seeking proper monitoring of the pollution level in the national Capital and adjoining areas.