SC to hear plea by environmentalist M.C. Mehta on air pollution

| Updated: Feb 23, 2017 12:25 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb. 23(ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday will hear the plea, filed by noted environmentalist, M. C. Mehta, in air pollution case. On January 17, the top court had warned that the problem of air pollution was very serious and it is important to find a solution on the same, on an urgent basis. The observation was made by the apex court, after amicus curiae and senior advocate Harish Salve said there was a need to ensure 100 percent compliance of Pollution Under Certificate (PUC) and linking them with the insurance of vehicles. The bench of judges questioned Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, who was appearing for Centre, to specify the number of PUC centres in Delhi. Following which, Kumar said there were 962 such centres in Delhi and each of them inspects around 5000 vehicles every three months.(ANI)