Published: January 28,2016| New Delhi
Delhi government is planning to impose a fine of Rs 5,000 on any polluting trucks entering the national capital.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain held a review of the steps being taken by various agencies to bring down air pollution in the national capital.
“At the meeting, traffic police informed the minister that orders of the National Green Tribunal to impose a challan of Rs 5,000 each on polluting trucks entering Delhi can be enforced when these are notified by Delhi government,” the government said in a statement.
A senior official said that the government may approach NGT regarding the imposition of a stiff penalty on polluting trucks entering Delhi. The official said that Rs 2,000 is presently imposed on such errant vehicles.
“The environment department was directed to take up the matter with DDA and traffic police and bring the contentions of both DDA as well as traffic police to the notice of NGT for taking a final view in the matter,” the government said.
Source: Economic times