Air pollution: NGT notice to 13 cement firms for violation: Times of India

“National Green Tribunal on Tuesday issued notices to 13 cement manufacturers in Delhi and the rest of NCR for allegedly violating its order on overloading of vehicles. It also pulled up the companies for allegedly flouting provisions of the Motor Vehicles Act and causing air pollution.

 “Petitioner Neena Pradeep, in her application, said the companies have been overloading their trucks with cement and clinkers in order to save toll tax. Despite having their own private independent railway siding, the cement manufacturers have been transporting cement by road, the plea said.

“The counsel for the applicant, advocate Abhishek Vikram, claimed that some companies were overloading trucks by as much as 200-250%. “A major reason for the rising air pollution in Delhi is overloaded diesel trucks, which are used primarily for transportation of cement and clinkers. An estimated 80,000 trucks enter Delhi every night from 8pm to 6am. According to the minister of state for commerce and industry, it is estimated that the cement consumption in Delhi is around 4 lakh tonnes and of the NCR is around 10 lakh tonnes.” Times of India. Read it on delhiair.org.

Air pollution: NGT notice to 13 cement firms for violation

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