Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding growing air pollution in NCT Delhi as well as NCR, 11/12/2015

  • 11/12/2015

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vardhaman Kaushik Vs. Union of India & Ors. dated 11/12/2015 regarding air pollution in NCT, Delhi as well as NCR.

There are three prime sources of air pollution in NCT, Delhi as well as NCR:

1. The burning of Municipal Solid Waste and other waste in open,

2. Dust generated by construction and allied activities including sweeping of roads and

3. Vehicular pollution.

Additional Solicitor General appearing for Union of India has stated the aspect on capping of vehicles, it is primarily for the NCT, Delhi to take a stand before Tribunal and as far as end of life of vehicle is concerned, Ministry has already taken the stand that commercial diesel vehicles attaining age of 10 years should be directed to take PUC certificate every 6 months and after 15 years they should be condemned. However, in relation to petrol vehicles, the Union of India does not favour scrapping of vehicle on ageing or otherwise.

As an interim measure till next date of posting subject to hearing of all the concerned parties, National  Green Tribunal directs that Diesel Vehicles of more than 10 years of age as already directed, as well as new diesel vehicle would not be registered in NCT, Delhi.