The Bench remarked that there seems to be no plan for removal of dust on the roads by the authorities.
NEW DELHI: In a bid to reduce air pollution, the Delhi High Court on Monday directed authorities to remove encroachments on forest areas and mitigate dust in the national capital.
On National Pollution Control Day, the court directed the Delhi government to prepare an action plan for removing encroachments on the forest areas, and submit it before the special task force which is under the supervision of the Supreme Court.
A Bench of Justices G.S.Sistani and Anup Jairam Bhambhani asked the authorities whether planting of seeds can be done by throwing dart shots from helicopters in forest areas. It said another issue which requires immediate attention is of loose soil and dust spread all over Delhi on roads and pavements.
The Bench remarked that there seems to be no plan for removal of dust on the roads by the authorities. It said while it may not be a good idea to cover every area with concrete, planting of shrubs and creepers will remove dust. The court said that if shrubs are planted on the sides of roads and pavements, the problem of dust could be solved.