NGT slams Road Ministry over delay in tips on scrapping of automobiles

New Delhi, July 25

The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the delay in issuing tips on scrapping of automobiles.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel stated a correct mechanism to arrange authorised recycling centres compliant with environmental norms was an pressing want in view of a lot of ‘End of Life Vehicles’ (ELV).

The tribunal famous that draft tips for establishing, authorisation and operation of Vehicles Scrapping Centres have been uploaded on MoRTH web site for public feedback and have been suitably modified in reference to inputs.           

However, a proper notification is to be issued underneath the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 after approval of the Cabinet, it famous.

The inexperienced panel stated the response of the MoRTH may be very unsatisfactory and missing in sensitivity. “There is no tangible explanation for the long delay in issuing the necessary notification. Making allowance for the pandemic, we grant further time of two months for issuing requisite notification,” the bench stated.

The tribunal warned that if no notification is issued earlier than January 6, the subsequent date, the Joint Secretary, MoRTH involved should stay current in particular person and clarify why motion be not taken for pointless delay.

It additional stated the stand of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee exhibits that clandestine actions are nonetheless being discovered for which vigilance could also be strengthened.

Noting that the variety of “end of life vehicles” shall be over 21 million by 2025, the NGT had directed the federal government to formulate a typical working process (SOP) for establishing authorised recycling centres to scrap them scientifically.

It had stated the scrapping of automobiles in a scientific method must be taken up on organized foundation as the present capability is hardly sufficient.

The NGT had taken notice of an English newspaper report concerning the scrap enterprise in Mayapuri and initiated proceedings by itself. — PTI

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