On Wednesday, the green court was one of the 14 measures given by Ban on petrol and diesel vehicles Older than 15 years – a move that is expected to take an estimated 1 million vehicles off the road. It also banned parking on overload trucks entering the city and prohibited burning of garbage in the open in addition to strict monitoring.
The NGT, which has the powers of a civil court, took immediate steps to build bicycle tracks in the city and asked officials to investigate the possibility of installing air purifiers at the marketplace.
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The order was issued by a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Swatanter Kumar in response to a petition filed earlier this year with expert members DK Aggarwal and AR Yusuf. Delhi’s air pollution By Vardhman Kaushik.
“Today an article published in the Times of India has been brought to the notice of the Tribunal. The bench said that it is not only in a very hopeless situation… with clear indications, it is likely to follow.
The NGT said petrol and diesel vehicles older than 15 years would not be allowed on Delhi’s roads. These vehicles are to be seized by the authorities as per the Motor Vehicles (MV) Act.
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It also ordered that the RTO will not renew or issue registration for such vehicles or provide fitness certificates. If any such old vehicle is parked in a public area, it will be removed and challaned.
“It is indisputable … that the air pollution of NCT, Delhi is getting worse with each passing day,” it said.
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According to TOI’s report, mentioning air pollution in the morning hours, the order states, “This article states that morning commutes may not be safe for residents of Delhi due to heavy pollutants present in the air.” . ”
The TOI report on Wednesday displayed data from the System of Air Quality Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology and Delhi Pollution Control Committee, in which the PM2.5 (Fine Pollution Particles) peak in the morning. Was shown making. Health risks for outdoor exercisers. Those exposed to air in the evening are at risk of causing respiratory diseases and complications.
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Delhi’s air pollution level is comparable to Beijing’s, which has begun implementing radical measures such as shutting down industries on high pollution days, putting caps on vehicles on the road, and keeping schools closed on days of poor air quality.
The NGT bench went a step further and ordered that any person would have the right to contact the tribunal, police or DPCC to complain about the open burning of plastic, leaves and other materials, which could result in air pollution. It directed the DPCC and the Delhi government to create a web portal where the public could upload pictures of such violations. A “special force” constituted by the government will implement the direction and ensure compliance.
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The bench said that no parking will be allowed on tard roads for regular traffic movement. “The chairpersons were worried about how Delhiites would face the high air pollution season that would last for the next six months. He was strict about immediate action on air pollution and cited the example of Lajpat Nagar, where motorists may take 40 minutes to reach the market from the main road due to congestion. He directed that advocate Narendra Pal Singh, representing Delhi’s market, said that only parking is allowed on such roads near the market areas.
The bench also directed that cycle tracks be constructed immediately in most parts of the city. The DPCC was asked to examine the possibility of installing air purifiers in all markets, congested places and areas where traffic was heavy.
He said, “We make it clear that in the event of any officer or person violating or not complying with these instructions, we will be forced to take coercive steps and pass such orders, as per law May be necessary, ”the order stated.
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