Delhi High Court takes cognizance of 52.3 degree Celsius temperature in Delhi

New Delhi. Taking note of the recent rise in temperature in Delhi to 52.3 degrees Celsius, the Delhi High Court has said that if the current generation continues to be indifferent towards deforestation, the national capital will become a barren desert. Delhi’s Mungeshpur area on Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 52.3 degrees Celsius, the highest ever recorded in the city.

Justice Tushar Rao Gedela said, “Judicial cognizance has been taken of the fact that recently on May 30, the official temperature in Delhi was recorded at 52.3 degrees Celsius. If the present generation continues to adopt an indifferent approach towards deforestation, the day is not far when this city will become a mere barren desert.” The high court had earlier appointed its former judge Najmi Waziri as the chairman of an internal departmental committee of city officials dealing with the conservation of forests in Delhi. The high court was informed that Waziri was unable to discharge his duties due to lack of infrastructure.

The court said, “This court cannot tolerate a situation where the Chairman (Justice Waziri) is unable to discharge the responsibilities due to lack of office space or clerical and supporting staff or even transport means.” It said, “However, instead of directing the department (forest and wildlife) to provide staff in different capacity, it is considered appropriate to direct the department to pursue the matter with utmost seriousness and in no case, the approval should be delayed beyond June 15.”

According to the report of the chairman of the committee, filed through advocate R. Arunadri Iyer, the Delhi government was informed about the requirement of infrastructure, clerical personnel, supporting personnel and transport, which would be required for the chairman to discharge his responsibilities efficiently. The high court said that after the approval is given by the competent authority, the development of infrastructure should be completed within the next 15 days. “As the next date of hearing is already fixed as July 29, it is expected that all the things and requirements needed by the chairman and the committee will be in full working condition before that,” the court directed.

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