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Delhi Pollution- If the Air is being Shared, Why Isn’t the Responsibility?

Dec 07, 2015 11:42 AM EST

The Delhi Government is yet to introduce the law on curbing vehicular pollution. However, the message has been spread that the responsibilities of Delhi pollution should be shared just as the air is shared. The vehicle owning class must be prepared for the eventuality.

According to the Hindustan Times report, the standard refrain has always been that 'the government must do something' to check pollution and finally the government has given a call to action.The message is quite significant.

The message affronted several people's sense of entitlement. It also made people think that they can actually help cleaning the smog they are breathing in the name of air.

Whenever emergencies occur, people need to take desperate measures. Obviously, it does not seem practical to keep a vehicle if you cannot use it on a regular basis.

However, if the pollution scale reaches sky-high at an alarming rate, vehicles required to be banned. Not only that, the construction sites as well as the factories or plants must be shut down too. In order to achieve pollution free environment, people will require reliable and transparent pollution alert system at the first place.

As per IANS Live news, Chief Justice T.S. Thakur on Sunday stated that Supreme Court judges want to help in curbing the air pollution in the national capital. He won't mind boarding a bus to reach the court. He thinks their support will act as an example to common people.

Delhi government has taken the decision to allow even and odd number vehicles to ply in Delhi on alternative days. They are taking this strong step to curb rising air pollution immediately.

The regulation will be valid from the 1st day of New Year 2016. Chief Justice of Delhi openly supported this decision. He also mentioned that he would not mind going to Supreme Court by walking down from his Motilal Nehru Marg Residence or even by public transport.

As per the Firstpost report, the research study of the World Health Organisation explained that as many as 13 of the world's 20 most polluted cities are in India. A study by Germany's Max Planck Institute for Chemistry stated that New Delhi's toxic air will likely cause over 30,000 deaths in 2025, making it the deadliest among the world's most polluted cities.

Due to deteriorating air quality, some of the major cities like Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai might kill 130,000 people each year by 2050. Along with the car banning move, there are plenty of other moves that people need to make to fight with Delhi pollution.

The highlight should be on helping and inspiring people to adopt a less pollution lifestyle if not pollution free one. For instance, in order to discourage private vehicle usage, Government needs to invest in public transport. The car-owning class will follow the decision naturally if they experience improvements on public vehicle front.

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