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      Opened social media account for citizens to lodge complaints on pollution in Delhi-NCR: CPCB to SC

      The Central Pollution Control Board has created social media account on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about pollution in Delhi-NCR. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur ad directed the CPCB to give adequate publicity about setting up of the social media accounts so that the citizens are aware of it and can lodge their complaints. PTI | Updated: Nov 1, 2018, 18:03 IST

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      • The pollution control board informed the court that it has created social media account on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about pollution in Delhi-NCR.
      • The bench noted that the top court had in May 2015 dismissed the appeal against the NGT directions prohibiting plying of such vehicles.
      People wearing masks display placards during a protest against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of air po... Read More
      NEW DELHI: The Central Pollution Control Board Thursday informed the Supreme Court that it has created social media account on Twitter and Facebook where citizens can lodge complaints about pollution in Delhi-NCR.

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      A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the CPCB to give adequate publicity and issue advertisements about setting up of the social media accounts so that the citizens are aware of it and can lodge their complaints.

      A cyclist rides through the heavy haze at Rajpath. (PTI photo)

      The top court also expressed displeasure that three and a half years have gone by since the National Green Tribunal had on April 7, 2015, passed an order banning plying of 15-year-old petrol and 10-year-old diesel vehicles in Delhi NCR but the directions have not been complied with yet.

      The bench also noted that the top court had in May 2015 dismissed the appeal against the NGT directions prohibiting plying of such vehicles.

      During the hearing, the counsel appearing for the Delhi government said that a total of 40 lakh old vehicles in Delhi had been de-registered by the authorities.

      The bench was hearing a matter pertaining to air pollution in Delhi NCR.
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