CJI Bobde’s Advice On Controlling Pollution: Take Out Bicycles And Stop Using Cars


New Delhi: With winter approaching and the menace of pollution amid the COVID-19 pandemic a major worry, especially in northern India, the Supreme Court has a simple advice for citizens — take out bicycles and stop using ‘beautiful cars’.

A bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde said that some experts are of the opinion that stubble-burning is not the only source of pollution in Delhi National Capital Region (NCR).

“We would like you to stop using your beautiful cars. Which you won’t. We should all go about on bikes, not motorbikes but bicycles,” Bobde observed while hearing a matter related to pollution in Delhi-NCR due to stubble-burning in neighbouring states.

“Some experts have informed us informally that it is not only stubble-burning that creates pollution. It is time to take out your bicycles,” said the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian.

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