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NGT slams Road Ministry over delay in guidelines on scrapping of vehicles

The green panel said the response of the MoRTH is very unsatisfactory and lacking in sensitivity

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The NGT had taken note of an English newspaper report about the scrap business in Mayapuri and initiated proceedings on its own.

Press Trust of India 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 proper mechanism to set up authorised recycling centres compliant with environmental norms was an urgent need in view of a large number of 'End of Life Vehicles' (ELV).

The tribunal noted that draft guidelines for setting up, authorisation and operation of Vehicles Scrapping Centres have been uploaded on MoRTH website for public comments and have been suitably modified in reference to inputs. However, a formal

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First Published: Jul 25 2020 | 6:05 PM IST

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