“Commercial vehicles, which used to pass through Delhi to save heavier toll taxes elsewhere, will no longer enjoy the easy passage. These vehicles will now have to cough up environmental compensation of up to Rs. 1,000 per entry, over and above the toll tax for polluting Delhi’s air. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday came down heavily on commercial vehicles, which have been a major source of pollution in Delhi. The compensation would be payable at the rate of Rs. 500 for two axle vehicles, Rs 700. for three and Rs. 1,000 for four axle vehicles. The Bench made it clear that the compensation so collected will be spent by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to take steps to improve ambient air quality. It also directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and DPCC to arrange for instruments to check emission of moving overloaded heavy vehicles.” The Hindu. Read it on delhiair.org.
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