A PIL was today moved in the Delhi High Court to release and utilise public funds to augment public transport in order to curb the hazardous level of air pollution in the national capital.
The plea, which also sought subsidised metro fare, came up for hearing before a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, which said a similar issue was pending for consideration before it.
It said it was already seized of the issues of augmenting the DTC bus fleet in a time-bound manner and improving other public transport, including Delhi Metro and Northern Railway.
“We are happy to hear public interest litigation (PIL), but we do not want multicipility … So the petition can be withdrawn,” it said. Read More…