Consider Self-Financed Buses, Town Planning, As Measures To Curb Air Pollution: Delhi HC Tells Delhi Government

Consider Self-Financed Buses, Town Planning, As Measures To Curb Air Pollution: Delhi HC Tells Delhi Government

Delhi High Court has asked the Delhi Government to consider the plan of self-financed buses as one of the solutions to curb air pollution in Delhi.

The Division Bench of Justice Sistani and Justice Jyoti Singh was hearing a clubbed PIL seeking directions to be given to the Delhi government to take measures to curb chronic air pollution in the capital city.

The court told the government counsel that a crowded bus or a crowded metro coach cannot be a substitute to a car. Government should promote self-financed buses which shall cost more than normal buses but be cheaper than cabs. Court also highlighted town planning as an elementary solution that the government must look at.

The court also asked whether there can be additional coaches to metro rails to which both the petitioner and respondent replied that the same is technically not feasible as the platforms are not designed to accommodate more than 8 coaches.