New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Tuesday expressed concern over the persisting smog cover over Delhi and hinted that the courts may look into the matter soon.

"We are concerned. With each passing day, the smog level is rising. We will deal with the issue," the CJI said.

He made the observations while hearing a case on disposal of the Bhopal gas tragedy waste at the Union Carbide plant.

Delhi has remained under the grip of dense smog for almost a week. According to scientists at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, the problem has been caused due to an alarming increase in the number of vehicles in the national capital.

The large scale burning of farmlands in Punjab and Haryana during the last one week too contributed to this situation. Experts said that the smog enveloping the city is likely to end by November 7.

JPN/Bureau

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