New Delhi: The National Green Tribunal has rapped the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways for the delay in issuing guidelines on scrapping of vehicles. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel said a correct mechanism to arrange authorised recycling centres compliant with environmental norms was an pressing want in view of a big quantity of ‘End of Life Vehicles’ (ELV).
The tribunal famous that draft guidelines 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 under the Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 after approval of the Cabinet, it famous.
The inexperienced panel said the response of the MoRTH could 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 said.
The tribunal warned that if no notification is issued earlier than January 6, the following date, the Joint Secretary, MoRTH involved must stay present in particular person and clarify why motion be not taken for pointless delay.
It additional said that the stand of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee reveals that clandestine actions are still being discovered for which vigilance could also be strengthened.
Noting that the quantity of ”finish of life vehicles” can 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 said the scrapping of vehicles in a scientific method must be taken up on organized foundation as the present capability is hardly ample.
The NGT had taken note of an English newspaper report concerning the scrap enterprise in Mayapuri and initiated proceedings on its own.