NGT fines 4 railway stations over waste management

Railways to file review petition against order: official

October 24, 2017 01:30 am | Updated 01:30 am IST - NEW DELHI

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday slapped a fine of ₹1 lakh each on four railway stations in the Capital for not complying with solid waste management rules.

Heavy penalties were levied on Anand Vihar railway station, Vivek Vihar railway station, Shakur Basti railway station and Shahdara railway station after the green panel noticed that they failed to treat the sewage in accordance with the rules.

A Bench headed by NGT chairperson Swatanter Kumar directed the stations to deposit 75% of the fine with the Delhi Pollution Control Board and the remaining 25% with the Central Pollution Control Board.

Meanwhile, the railways will file a review petition against the NGT order, an official said.

“We will go for a review before the tribunal,” the railway official said.

The counsel appearing for the railways told the Bench that all necessary steps to maintain cleanliness at the stations will be taken by them.

Earlier, the tribunal had expressed concern over the fact that there were not enough infrastructures or required technical capacity to handle the huge amounts of waste that usually gets generated at such public places.

List of establishments

Previously, the green panel had also asked the AAP government to provide a list of all the establishments that were generating waste and had constituted a committee to inspect the same, including malls, educational institutions and hospitals. It had said that urgent steps were required to tackle the situation.

(With inputs from PTI)

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