New Delhi: Chief Justice T.S. Thakur on Sunday said Supreme Court judges want to help in curbing air pollution in the national capital and he won’t mind boarding a bus to reach the court.
He told the media that if Supreme Court judges pooling cars would send the right message to the people.
He supported the Delhi’s government’s decision to allow even and odd number cars to ply in Delhi on alternative days from January 1 in a bid to curb rising air pollution.
Justice Thakur said he would not mind walking down to the Supreme Court from his Motilal Nehru Marg residence or even boarding a bus.
“If a judge of Supreme Court can pool cars (with brother judges), it sends a message to the people that we have no problem,” he said. “We can walk down or even take a bus.”
Kejriwal hails Chief Justice support to car restrictions
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal hailed Chief Justice T.S. Thakur’s support to the decision to allow even and odd number cars to ply in Delhi on alternative days from January 1.
“(His) support to odd-even formula is welcome and a huge encouragement,” Kejriwal tweeted. “Supreme Court judges pooling cars would inspire millions to follow. Thank you My Lords.”
Earlier, Thakur, who became the chief justice three days ago, welcomed the “even-odd car system” and said he saw no problem with it.
He urged Supreme Court judges to go for car pooling, saying this would give a right message to the public.
On Saturday, Kejriwal said he had been rushed into this decision because of judicial intervention, and that the restrictions on cars would tried for 10 to 15 days to see if it can succeed.