Order of the National Green Tribunal regarding air pollution caused road repairing, Kolkata, West Bengal, 18/09/2018

  • 18/09/2018

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Subhas Datta Vs State of West Bengal & Others dated 18/09/2018 regarding air pollution caused by the method used for road repairing, fire in Dhapa Dumping ground, plying of old vehicles, burning of solid waste and other related issues.

NGT finds that hot mix plants appears to be in use rampantly for road repairs and also use of fossil fuel in the heart of the city of Kolkata adding tremendously to the already polluted air. NGT directs the State Public Works Department and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation to ensure that the use of Hot Mix Plants and burning of fossil fuel is discontinued for road construction and repair forthwith and adopt more environment friendly and cleaner methods.