Centre’s Air Quality Task Force Can Operate All Over Delhi

The Supreme Court approved the measures taken by the Centre’s Air Quality Commission to create an ‘Enforcement Task Force’ and flying squads to prevent and penalise polluters in Delhi NCR.

The task force was formed on December 2. The task force has two independent members. It will meet at 6 p.m. every day. The task force will take action on behalf of the commission against violators.

17 flying squads would be increased to 40 in the next 24 hours. The flying squads, which have conducted 25 surprise checks so far, would directly report to the task force

The court directed the Centre and the Delhi Government to implement the commission’s anti-pollution measures.

Thermal plants within a 300-km radius of Delhi would continue to be regulated. Only five of 11 plants were functional. The rest would remain closed till December 15.