Health alarm: HC seeks AAP govt stand on half marathon
New Delhi: Taking note of a letter written by the Indian Medical Association (IMA) expressing concern over the forthcoming half marathon event, the high court on Tuesday sought the stand of AAP government and the organisers of the event.
The IMA has termed the air quality poor and unsafe, and urged the Delhi government to postpone the event.
A bench of Justices S Ravindra Bhat and Sanjeev Sachdeva took up the IMA missive and issued notice to Delhi go- vernment, police, the pollution control panel DPCC along with the organisers .
The court gave them time till November 16 to take a stand on the marathon which is slated to be held on November 19.
In its letter IMA had referred to the deteriorating air quality of the city and underlined the impact on the runners. It said the marathon may trigger off asthma attack and worsen lung diseases.
IMA has said the organisers of the half marathon have a duty to take into consideration air quality at the time of the event so that health of the runners doesn’t suffer from the hazardous levels of air pollution.