NGT allows for two new diesel vehicles to NDMC

Date: Jun 12 , 2016

New Delhi, The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has given a go ahead to Delhi Government to register two new BS –IV diesel vehicle to be used for garbage disposal and handling of municipal waste generated in New Delhi Municipal Council ( NDMC) area.

A bench, headed by justice Jawed Rahman, granted the relief on similar term and conditions which were imposed by the NGT in its May 31st order in which it had directed the government to register 45 new diesel vehicles for garbage management.

The direction to buy 45 new diesel vehicle for garbage management came by the tribunal on 31 May against the applications moved by East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) and South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC), which had sought permission for the same.

While passing the order the bench referred the earlier order and said, “we are satisfied with the request … we find no impediment and there is no reason for us to take different view”  

However it has been emphasized by the green bench that vehicle should be strictly use for the purpose of transportation of municipal and other allied waste to the dumping site only.

In earlier order The Tribunal had directed the municipal corporations to “condemn and dismantle” vehicles which were over 10 years old and had ordered that new vehicle should be fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) system.

The Civic body had moved the plea that the green panel last year banned the registration of new diesel vehicles as well as re-registration after 10 years.

Later, the Supreme Court had also banned registration of diesel run SUVs and cars having engine capacity beyond 2000 cc in Delhi and National Capital Region.

Because of this order, the transport department was not registering the newly produced vehicles, which conform to BS-IV norms and not re-registering the old vehicles, it had said.


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