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Air pollution: NGT directs CPCB to recover Rs 71 lakh fine from Railways

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kunar Goel passed the order after perusing a report filed by an expert committee

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The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed the Central Pollution Control Board to recover a fine of Rs 71.62 lakh from Northern Railways noting that it has failed to stop air pollution around the Shakurbasti railway station here due to loading and unloading of cement.

A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kunar Goel passed the order after perusing a report filed by an expert committee.

The committee told the tribunal in its report that Northern Railway has not taken proper action for implementing pollution control measures and health test of workers involved in loading and unloading of cement.

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 8:45 PM IST

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