NEW DELHI: The Delhi government told the Supreme Court on Monday that it is ready to impose a complete lockdown in the national capital to control air pollution. The Aam Aadmi Party government submitted its proposal to the apex court today.
The Kejriwal-led government also suggested to the court that it would be meaningful if lockdown is implemented across the NCR areas in neighbouring states.
The Delhi government said that air pollution in the national capital is due to stubble burning by the farmers in the nearby areas. However, in response to the Delhi government's claim, the Centre told Supreme Court that stubble burning is not the major cause of pollution at present in Delhi and northern states, as it contributes to only 10% of the pollution.
The apex Court then slammed the Delhi government, saying it's passing the buck to Municipal Commissioner. "This kind of lame excuse will force us to hold an audit of the revenue you are earning and spend on popularity slogans", said the Supreme Court, as quoted by ANI.
This is a developing story.